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SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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San Francisco Public Library 



Government Information Center 
San Francisco Publte Library 
100 Larkin Street, 5th Floor 
San Francisco, CA 94102 

REFERENCE BOOK 



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SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION 

AGENCY 

SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND 

TRAFFIC 

SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION 
AGENCY AND PARKING AUTHORITY 



Proposition E was approved by San Francisco voters in November 1999. 
It created the Municipal Transportation Agency, and provided that effective 

July 1 , 2002 the Department of Parking and Traffic would become a 

separate department of the Municipal Transportation Agency. As of that 

date, the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors also served 

as members of the Parking Authority. 



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^Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2002 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUL 3 2002 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
ffi(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 




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S AM F R A N C I S C O 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKINQ g TRAFFIC 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21-Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There 
is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the comer of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin 
Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to 
accommodate these individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin 
St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Approval of Minutes 

-June 18, 2002 Regular Meeting 

4. Communications 

(4.1) Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

6. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Introduction of Summer Interns 
-Ongoing Activities 

7. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

8. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

9. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 



(9. 1 ) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Sean Mees vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01B15301, filed on 4/17/02 in the amount of $5,638.57 
Flrank Black vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #317687, filed on 2/27/01 in the amount of $17,500 

(9.2) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's determination that it 
is more economical for the Municipal Transportation Agency to contract for paratransit services than 
to provide the same service with City employees for the period of Fiscal Year 2002-03. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, certification and resolution.) 

(9.3) Authorizing the Director to apply for TFCA Regional Funds for the following projects: Transit 
Preferential Streets - Priority Signal Systems, Bayview Shuttle Operating Support, Clean Fuel Transit 
Buses, Bike Racks on Buses, and the Balboa Park Station Public Access Improvements (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

(9.4) Approving the Agreement between the City and New Flyer regarding the dispute arising 
from Contract No. MR-175, requiring New Flyer to design and perform a fleet repair on all 
trolley coaches to rectify structural failures and warranty the work for two years after repair and 
the Municipal Transportation Agency to be responsible for towing the coaches to and from the 
repair facility. (Explanatory documents include a settlement report and resolution.) 

(9.5) Amending the MTA Board Rules of Order to include changing the start time of the Regular 
Meetings; including a provision regarding non-interference with Parking Citation procedures; 
changing the Order of Business and establishing that the MTA Rules of Order shall also be the 
Rules of Order for the Parking Authority. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, draft 
Rules of Order and resolution.) 

(This item was presented to the Board on June 18. The board continued the item to the July 2 
meeting.) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

10. Ratifying the action of May 7, 2002, adopting Resolution No. 02-036, which approved the 
settlement in Bayview Hunters Point Community Activists, et al. vs. MTC, et ai, U.S. District 
Ct. No. C-01-0750 TEH, filed on February 21, 2001, requiring the Municipal Transportation 
Agency to perform certain tasks, including the following: conduct a ridership analysis of various 
projects in its recently published Vision Plan; make a good faith effort to secure funding from 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission for the projects, in accordance with the Municipal 
Transportation Agency's funding priorities; and implement those projects that are promptly and 
adequately funded, so long as there is not significant public opposition to the projects. 
(Explanatory documents include a settlement report and resolution.) 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

11. Authorizing the Director to establish a 22-foot tour bus zone, 9 am to 6 pm, daily at 1501 
Lombard Street, south side, from 73 feet to 95 feet west of Franklin Street in accordance with the 
provisions of the San Francisco Traffic Code. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: • 

X Wages 
Hours 



X Benefits 

Working Conditions 

Other 



5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3) the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following cases: 



CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 
Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff 
ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

12. Announcement of Closed Session. 

13. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

^INUTES 

TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2002 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUL I 1 2CC2 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING 4 TRAFFIC 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 5:05 p.m. by welcoming Fred Hamdun and the 
staff of the Department of Parking and Traffic to the MTA. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the June 18, 2002 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Casey-absent). 

4. Communications 

(4.1) Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 
None. 

6. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Introduction of Summer Interns 
-Ongoing Activities 

Michael Burns began his report by welcoming Fred Hamdun, Ron Szeto and the Department of 
Parking and Traffic staff to the MTA. Muni and DPT share an excellent working relationship, 
which will continue to flourish as a result of the merger. 

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Jeff Gary is this month's Special Recognition Award winner. Jeff manages the Workers 
Compensation Program and has been responsible for bringing many new and innovative 
programs to Muni. He also managed a seamless transition to a new Third Party Administrator 
after discovering that the former TPA wasn't performing. This past fiscal year, workers 
compensation costs and lost days due to injury have been reduced by more than 5%. Jeff 
recently participated in the California AIDS ride. Jeff Gary noted that his job is made easier by 
Michael Bums and Larry Williams who allow him to try unconventional things. Chairman 
Flynn expressed the appreciation of the MTA Board and added that anytime you can reduce the 
cost of workers compensation, you have met a great challenge. 

Over the weekend Muni held its Bus Roadeo at Candlestick Park. Kevin Grady, Rafael Cabrera, 
Mitchell Johnson placed first, second and third respectively and will compete on August 1 7 in 
the regional competition. 

Thousands and thousands of visitors celebrated Gay Pride Weekend. Muni was prepared to 
handle the increased riders and reroutes and took additional steps to monitor smaller Pride 
events. On Saturday, Mr. Burns participated in the 3 rd St. Youth Arts Fair Celebration, which 
gives neighborhood children a chance to design artwork to be permanently incorporated into the 
Third St. Project. 

The BART board voted to increase BART fares by 5% on January 1 and directed staff to renegotiate 
the Fast Pass agreement with Muni. A 5% increase would cost an additional $150,000. Staff will 
return to the board for authorization to enter into a new agreement with BART. 

Fred Hamdun, Deputy Director of DPT thanked Muni and DPT staff for their work during the 
transition period and looks forward to working with everyone. 

Bond Yee introduced DPT's Summer Intern Program and interns. This program was rated as the. 
number one internship program in the United States. DPT's High School Internship Program is 
funded by the MTC and is designed to give minority students who are interested in math, 
science, and engineering, exposure to the field. 

The Director of Transportation congratulated Directors Black and McCray for their 
reappointment to the MTA Board of Directors. 

7. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report was made. 

8. Public Comment 

Barry Taranto thinks the system signal timing on Stockton St. is wonderful however he 
suggested that all three cycles after 8:00 p.m. is unnecessary. An engineer should look at 
changing it since there's no pedestrian traffic after a certain time. He also discussed an 

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interaction with an operator regarding parking in a bus zone. 

John Friedlander introduced himself to the board. His background includes work in 
transportation advertising and includes an interested in civic affairs. He noted that there is a need 
for hatch marks for the crosswalk at Commonwealth and California by the hospital. 

Roger Bazeley is the School Safety Chairman for the PTA and has been working with DPT for 
the past 5 years on school safety issues. They have focused on creating safer routes to and from 
schools. Parents have to rely on Muni to transport their children and a cooperative planning 
effort is needed. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

9. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 

(9.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Sean Mees vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01B15301, filed on 4/17/02 in the amount of $5,638.57 
Frank Black vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #317687, filed on 2/27/01 in the amount of $17,500 

RESOLUTION 02-058 

(9.2) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's determination that it 
is more economical for the Municipal Transportation Agency to contract for paratransit services than 
to provide the same service with City employees for the period of Fiscal Year 2002-03. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, certification and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 02-059 

(9.3) Authorizing the Director to apply for TFCA Regional Funds for the following projects: Transit 
Preferential Streets - Priority Signal Systems, Bayview Shuttle Operating Support, Clean Fuel Transit 
Buses, Bike Racks on Buses, and the Balboa Park Station Public Access Improvements (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) 



RESOLUTION 02-060 

(9.4) Approving the Agreement between the City and New Flyer regarding the dispute arising 
from Contract No. MR-175, requiring New Flyer to design and perform a fleet repair on all 
trolley coaches to rectify structural failures and warranty the work for two years after repair and 
the Municipal Transportation Agency to be responsible for towing the coaches to and from the 
repair facility. (Explanatory documents include a settlement report and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 02-061 

This item was severed at the request of Director Vaughns who asked about the warranty for the 
repairs. 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

(9.5) Amending the MTA Board Rules of Order to include changing the start time of the Regular 
Meetings; including a provision regarding non-interference with Parking Citation procedures; 
changing the Order of Business and establishing that the MTA Rules of Order shall also be the 
Rules of Order for the Parking Authority. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, draft 
Rules of Order and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 02-062 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 9.4 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

10. Ratifying the action of May 7, 2002, adopting Resolution No. 02-036, which approved the 
settlement in Bayview Hunters Point Community Activists, et al. vs. MTC, et al., U.S. District 
Ct. No. C-01-0750 TEH, filed on February 21, 2001, requiring the Municipal Transportation 
Agency to perform certain tasks, including the following: conduct a ridership analysis of various 
projects in its recently published Vision Plan; make a good faith effort to secure funding from 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission for the projects, in accordance with the Municipal 
Transportation Agency's funding priorities; and implement those projects that are promptly and 
adequately funded, so long as there is not significant public opposition to the projects. 
(Explanatory documents include a settlement report and resolution.) 



No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-063 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to establish a 22-foot tour bus zone, 9 am to 6 pm, daily at 1501 
Lombard Street, south side, from 73 feet to 95 feet west of Franklin Street in accordance with the 
provisions of the San Francisco Traffic Code. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) 

Bond Yee, Traffic Engineering, stated that this kind of action is normally routine. It is 
controversial because residents have expressed strong concerns about the loss of parking. Under 
normal circumstances, DPT would prefer on-site loading but it is impossible in this situation. 
Staff has worked with the owner and with residents and they believe they have worked out a 
reasonable compromise. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Greg Danz has lived next door for five years. He believes that there is no need for the white zone 
because no tour buses go to that motel. There are seven white zones in the area, two of which are 
directly across from the hotel. He urged the board not to take away another three to four parking 
spaces and suggested that other hotels share their white zones. 

Lesley Danz thinks that there is plenty of parking for motels in the area with 150 neighborhood 
spots that hotels use and only eighteen spots on Lombard for residents. She suggested that if it's 
that important to the motel, they should remodel the driveway and remove the portico. 

Hiten Patel, owner of the Francisco Bay Inn, refuted Mr. Danzs' comments. The white zone 
would only take away one parking spot since they are also blocking their own driveway. The 
portico has four stories above it and would not be easy to remodel. There is a need for a white 
zone because ten to twelve people per day want to take a tour. Buses come eleven or twelve 
times per day. He noted that when the item was first presented to the Parking & Traffic 
Commission, eighty neighbors showed up and now there are two. He has done all he can to take 
the community into account. 

Bond Yee offered an amendment to the resolution. The intention is for the bus zone to be in 
effect Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and not on a daily basis. The zone 
will only take one parking space since it is making use of the existing driveway. 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Flynn, Lim, and McCray 

NAYES - Black, Casey, and Vaughns 
The item failed adoption. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 6:14 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Fred Stephens, Deputy General Manager, Maintenance 
Jose Cisneros, Deputy General Manager, Capital Planning 
Laura Spanjian, Government Relations Officer 
Kerstin Magary, Senior Project Manager 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 



Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
Hours 



_X Benefits 

Working Conditions 

Other 



5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3) the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following cases: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:38 p.m. 

12. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session for a conference with their labor 
negotiator and to discuss anticipated litigation with the city attorney with the city as plaintiff 
and as defendant. There was no action taken. 

13. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:39 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

(ft ■ fbuuvn&v 
Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 




JVIunicipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



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TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2002 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS 

Jul u;:: : 

SAN FRANC 'V 
PUBLIC LJBR- 

07-1 1 -02P12:23 RCVD 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 




SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKINQ & TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 ( larlton B. Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There 
is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin 
Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to 
accommodate these individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin 
St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement regarding Sound Producing Devices 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-July 2, 2002 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Update on Alternative Fuels Demonstration Project 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 



David Cabrera vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #324406, filed on 9/10/01 in the amount of $3,000 
Linda Frieders vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01T0991, filed on 3/12/02 in the amount of $5,625 
Kathryn Ellis vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #00C0130, filed on 11/27/01 in the amount of $5,850 
Louis Brown vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0200806, filed on 9/14/01 in the amount of $9,500 
Dolores Malatag vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #321836, filed on 2/15/01 in the amount of $10,000 
Lloyd Kraal vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #320181, filed on 4/2/01 in the amount of $60,000 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to establish a 22-foot tour bus zone, 9 am to 6 pm, Monday through 
Friday at 1501 Lombard Street, south side, from 73 feet to 95 feet west of Franklin Street in 
accordance with the provisions of the San Francisco Traffic Code. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

12. Authorizing the Director to revise morning peak period service on lines 80X, 8 IX and 82X 
to retain service on fourteen of the existing thirty- five trips, discontine afternoon peak period 
service on lines 80X and 8 IX; and revise afternoon peak period service on line 82X to retain 
service on five of the current seven trips and execute agreements with the Peninsula Joint Powers 
Board and the Presidio Trust. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

13. Authorizing the Director of Transportation to amend the MOU between MTA and TWU, 
Local 250-A (9163), July 1, 2000 - June 30, 2004 regarding the city's reduction of its employee 
contributions to the retirement system to 2.75% of employees' compensation from July 1, 2002 
to close of business June 30, 2003 and payment of an ongoing 1% payment premium to 
employees commencing July 1, 2003. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and cost analysis.) 

14. Adopting an overall annual goal of 29 percent for DBE contracting in DOT-assisted contracts 
for federal fiscal year 2001-2002. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, methodology 
and resolution.) 

15. Approving the award of Contract No. MR-1 146, Third Street Light Rail Project Traction 
Power Systems, to Mitchell Engineering, as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, in the 
amount of $8,442,733. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) 

16. Approving a contract with Ross Financial to provide financial advisory services for a term 
from July 1, 2002 to July 31, 2004, in an amount not to exceed $200,000. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 



17. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. CS-1 14, Consulting 
Engineering and Support Services for the Trolley Coach Replacement Program with Booz- Allen 
and Hamilton, Inc., to increase the contract amount by $1,986,500 for a total amount not to 
exceed $6,433,500, and to extend the term of the Contract to December 31, 2005. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/etliics. 




^Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of ^an Francisco 

^MINUTES 

TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2002 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
AUG - | 2002 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PU BUC UBRARy 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hatndun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 




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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1 . Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:08 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flymi 
Enid Lim 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement regarding Sound Producing Devices 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the July 2, 2002 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Update on Alternative Fuels Demonstration Project 
-Ongoing Activities 

Director Burns presented Muni's Alternate Fuels Pilot Project to the Transportation Authority. 
Within the next twelve months, Muni will be ordering 80 buses. The Transportation Authority 
introduced a resolution prohibiting them from approving funding for diesel buses. Muni is 
working on CNG and hybrid technologies. The biggest issue is one of is reliability but we hope 

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to come to some resolution so we can move forward. 

On July 9, Governor Davis signed Senate Bill 1048, which allows the MTA board to serve as 
San Francisco's Parking Authority. These were duties formerly performed by the Parking and 
Traffic Commission. The Chairman has designated all directors to serve as members of the 
Parking Authority. 

On Sunday, over 40 Muni employees will participate in the Annual AIDS walk with all proceeds 
going to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Muni has asked every employee to donate five 
dollars. 

At the next board meeting, staff will present the L-Taraval rail project. This is an emergency 
contract that was recommended by Director Bums and authorized by Chairman Flynn. It will 
require a full shut down of the line for 2 weeks with the Zoo loop taking a little longer to 
complete. Outreach to the community will begin in the next few weeks with an anticipated 
construction start date in mid- August. Buses will be substituted. 

The Director of Transportation introduced Dan Murphy as the new chairman of the Citizens 
Advisory Council. Dan is a founding member of the CAC and was active in the creation of 
Proposition E. 

On July 8, Robert Hertan joined Muni as the new Manager of Security Programs. Mr. Hertan 
will focus on building ongoing security and emergency preparedness efforts. 

Fred Hamdun, Deputy Director of DPT recognized Ben Beckman who is retiring after 35 years 
with the city. He will be deeply missed as he cares about what he does. Mr. Beckman 
acknowledged Mr. Hamdun and Bond Yee for their leadership 

The MTA Board of Directors unanimously recommended that Mr. Beckman receive a lifetime 
pass on Muni for his contributions. 

Mr. Hamdun reviewed the Fourth of July activities where over 75 Parking Control Officers were 
dispatched to provide for the safety of pedestrians and motorists. Staff did an outstanding job. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chair, CAC has served for 5/4 years as vice-chair of Rescue Muni, was one of the 
first appointees to the CAC and currently chairs the Finance and Administration Committee. He 
thanked Linton Stables for his leadership. The CAC has a stable and committed membership 
with an increasingly deep understanding of the issues facing Muni. He would like the CAC to 
look ahead six to twenty-four months in order to play a more collaborative role in programs and 
policy development. He reviewed the CAC recommendations from their July 1 1 meeting, which 
include endorsing the Caltrain express service changes, disapproving the changes to the TWU 
MOU, using the lease/leaseback funds to establish an operating reserve and non-scope Third 
Street street architecture. 

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ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flyiin, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

On motion to approve the Cabrera Case: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

EXCUSED - Flynn 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to establish a 22-foot tour bus zone, 9 am to 6 pm, Monday through 
Friday at 1501 Lombard Street, south side, from 73 feet to 95 feet west of Franklin Street in 
accordance with the provisions of the San Francisco Traffic Code. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) 

Tom Folks, Senior Transportation Engineer presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Hiten Patel, the hotel owner has exhausted other possibilities to transport passengers. He is only 
asking for one spot for safe transport, which is fair because there is plenty of on street parking 
during the day and he has six to ten tour buses daily and double parking on Lombard is unsafe. 

Greg Danz lives next door and noted that 22 feet is more than 1 parking space. He presented a 
diagram that showed the number and size of white zones in the neighborhood. Across the street 
there is a 28-foot zone that doesn't block traffic or a driveway that the hotel could use. He asked 
the board to vote in favor of the residents. 

Janet Alsup is watching the few parking spaces in the area slip away. She is increasingly 
frustrated and tilings that the neighborhood is losing street parking to businesses that don't 
support local residents. 

Sook Lee, a nearby resident, owns a car but doesn't have a garage. He relies on street parking on 
a daily basis. He said that DPT is citing people who are parking in their own driveway so it's 
increasingly difficult to find a place to park. He asked the board to be sympathetic to the 
residents. 

Dan Graham said that parking is rough and the neighborhood has many apartments. He doesn't 
want to spend hours finding a place to park. 

Danette Harvilick has lived there for 15 years and has never seen one tour bus. She is at home 
during day. 

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9. Public Comment 

Ernestine Weiss thinks that Market Street traffic needs attention as it's not well served by DPT. 
She would like to see more new buses on the 1 -California line and that faster action is needed to 
establish bus zones. She recognized two Muni Operators, Tim Mcllhenny and Jane Jackson as 
drivers who deserve recognition. 

Roger Bazeley suggested that public comment be broken into two sections and that the length of 
time each speaker has is too short to give valuable input. He recommends hand held stop signs 
for Cable Car Operators at California and Drumm Street. He also suggested staff wear orange 
vests and that Muni use beacons. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

David Cabrera vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #324406, filed on 9/10/01 in the amount of $3,000 
Linda Frieders vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01T0991, filed on 3/12/02 in the amount of $5,625 
Kathryn Ellis vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #00C0130, filed on 1 1/27/01 in the amount of $5,850 
Louis Brown vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0200806, filed on 9/14/01 in the amount of $9,500 
Dolores Malatag vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #321836, filed on 2/15/01 in the amount of $10,000 
Lloyd Kraal vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #320181, filed on 4/2/01 in the amount of $60,000 

RESOLUTION 02-064 

Chairman Flynn asked that the Cabrera case be severed and considered separately. He asked the 
board to excuse him from voting due to a conflict of interest. 

No public comment 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Cabrera Case severed): 

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Mclanie Pedro, San Francisco Sightseeing, offers daily sightseeing excursions from that location. 
She supports the installation of a white zone as they currently have to resort to double parking, 
v/hich is a liability issue. 

Shaun Layton asked the board to uphold the opposition as there are no safety issues and there are 
a large number of white zones at other hotels that are within walking distance. 

Roger Bazeley urged the board to look at the bigger picture and to not compromise safety. 

RESOLUTION 02-065 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Flynn, Lim, and McCray 

NAYES - Casey, Vaughns 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

12. Authorizing the Director to revise morning peak period service on lines 80X, 8 IX and 82X to 
retain service on fourteen of the existing thirty- five trips, discontine afternoon peak period 
service on lines 80X and 8 IX; and revise afternoon peak period service on line 82X to retain 
service on five of the current seven trips and execute agreements with the Peninsula Joint Powers 
Board and the Presidio Trust. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

Peter Straus, Manager, Service Planning gave the staff report. This change has the support of 
the Citizens Advisory Council and will go into effect on Tuesday, September 3. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Mark Helmbrecht, Presidio Trust stated that the 82X is a commuter lifeline and the Presidio 
Trust is stepping up service with increased funds. The newly instituted shuttle in the Presidio 
connects to the 82X. 

RESOLUTION 02-066 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

13. Authorizing the Director of Transportation to amend the MOU between MTA and TWU, 
Local 250-A (9163), July 1, 2000 - June 30, 2004 regarding the city's reduction of its employee 
contributions to the retirement system to 2.75% of employees' compensation from July 1, 2002 
to close of business June 30, 2003 and payment of an ongoing 1% payment premium to 

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employees commencing July 1, 2003. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and cost analysis.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-067 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

14. Adopting an overall annual goal of 29 percent for DBE contracting in DOT-assisted contracts 
for federal fiscal year 2001-2002. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, methodology 
and resolution.) 

Andre Boursse, Director, Accessible Services and Contract Compliance, presented the staff 
report. He apologized for the late submission and assured the board that he will present the 2003 
goal before the beginning of the federal fiscal year. 

Chairman Flynn stressed that the next report must be submitted on time. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-068 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

15. Approving the award of Contract No. MR-1 146, Third Street Light Rail Project Traction 
Power Systems, to Mitchell Engineering, as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, in the 
amount of $8,442,733. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Ron Losch, representing Kingston Constructors, protested the award of the contract citing an 
ongoing investigation at BART regarding Mitchell Engineers' DBE certification. He asked for a 
delay for two weeks so BART could complete their analysis. 

Alexander Bannon, representing Mitchell Engineering, stated that the court threw out Kingston's 
Temporary Restraining Order request as there was no merit to warrant a hearing. 

Mike Silva, Mitchell Engineering, stated that his company will exceed the goal and the work 
they'll do will be fair and honest. 

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Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney stated that the Courts did dismiss the Kingston petition and 
the eity is not required to wait for BART's investigation. 

RESOLUTION 02-069 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

16. Approving a contract with Ross Financial to provide financial advisory services for a term 
from July 1 , 2002 to July 3 1 , 2004, in an amount not to exceed $200,000. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-070 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

17. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. CS-1 14, Consulting 
Engineering and Support Services for the Trolley Coach Replacement Program with Booz-Allen 
and Hamilton, Inc., to increase the contract amount by $1,986,500 for a total amount not to 
exceed $6,433,500, and to extend the term of the Contract to December 31, 2005. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-071 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:42 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 




JVIunicipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

JVOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2002 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



08-01 -02P05.-13 RCVC 

DOCUMENTS DEPT, 

AUG - 1 2CC2 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 




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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

1'hc Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There 
is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the comer of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin 
Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to 
accommodate these individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin 
St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-July 16, 2002 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Service Standards Quarterly Report 
-Quarterly EEO Report 
-L-Line Emergency Work 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's jurisdiction and are 
not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD 
ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, 
AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN 
NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Municipa 1 
Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. There will be no 
separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, in which event the 
matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or will be 
available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Speck Cab vs. CCSF, Superior Court #185889, filed on 2/15/01 in the amount of $2,175 

Nai Kuen Lau Ma vs. CCSF, Unlitigated claim #01S00431, filed on 10/22/01 in the amount of $8,001 

David Sandler vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #315510, filed on 9/29/00 in the amount of $12,488.81 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (ONE-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 6 PM, UONDA 
THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH 

York Street, both sides, between 22 nd and 23 rd Streets (1000 block); and 
Hampshire Street, both sides, between 25 th and 26 th Streets (1300 block). 

RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 9 PM, MONLV 
THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH 

19"' Street, both sides, between Guerrero and Valencia Streets (3500 block); 

23 rd Street, both sides, between Castro and Diamond Streets (4100 block); 

Castro Street, both sides, between 22 nd and Hill Streets (portion of the 800 block); 

Castro Street, both sides, between 22 nd and Alvarado Streets (900 block); 

Castro Street, both sides, between 23 rd and Alvarado Streets (1000 block); and 

Linda Street, both sides, between 18 th Street and south terminus (Unit and 100 blocks). 

RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "J" (TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM TO 5 P] 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH 

Waller Street, both sides, between Belvedere and Clayton Streets (portion of 1500 block). 
1 lth Avenue, both sides, between Kirkham and Lawton Streets (1500 block) 

ONE-HOUR PARKING, 7 AM - 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY - RESCIND 

Fitzgerald Avenue, north side, between 3 rd and Jennings Street. 

NO PARKING ANYTIME - RESCIND 

TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH 

Pollard Place, both sides, north of Vallejo Street. 

PARKING METERS - RESCIND 

RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "C" (TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 9 PM, 

MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - ESTABLISH 

Bush Street, both sides, between Jones and Taylor Streets (900 block). 



MUNI BUS ZONES - ESTABLISH 

Fulton Street, south side, from 195 feet to 235 feet east of 8 th Avenue (extends 195-foot zone eastward 
by 40 feet). 

SIGHTSEEING VEHICLE STAND - RESCIND 

Powell Street, east side, between Geary and Post Streets. 

TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING EXCEPT FOR ONE-HOUR TRUCK LOADING, 7 AM - 4 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - ESTABLISH 

Townsend Street, north side, from 287 feet to 369 feet east of 7"' Street (82-foot zone). 

RED ZONE - ESTABLISH 

Grant Avenue, west side, from Edgardo Place to 17 feet southerly (17-foot zone). 

PARKING METERS - RESCIND 

Palou Avenue, north side, between 3 rd and Newhall Streets, removing meters #1602 and #1606 

TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - RESCIND 
PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 - EXTEND 

Broadway, south side, from 68 feet to 206 feet east of Sansome Street. 

TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH 

Broadway, north side, from Montgomery Street to 54 feet easterly; 
Broadway, north side, from Sansome Street to 65 feet westerly; 
Broadway, north side, from Sansome Street to 68 feet easterly; 
Broadway, north side, from Battery Street to 70 feet westerly; 
Broadway, south side, from Montgomery Street to 60 feet easterly; and, 
Broadway, south side, from Sansome Street to 67 feet westerly. 

WHITE (PASSENGER LOADING) ZONE - RESCIND 

398 Broadway, north side, from 11 feet to 54 feet east of Montgomery Street. 

WHITE (PASSENGER LOADING) ZONE - ESTABLISH (NON-FEE) 



"370" Broadway, north side, from Bartol Street to 38 feet easterly (38-foot zone at parking meters #336 
and #338). 



METERED TRUCK LOADING ZONE, 7 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY-RESCINI 

343 Broadway, south side, from 10 feet to 50 feet east of Osgood Place (40-foot zone at parking mete 
#317 and #319). 

METERED TRUCK LOADING ZONE, 7 AM-6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - ESTABLI 

341 Broadway, south side, from 35 feet to 75 feet east of Osgood Place (40-foot zone at parking mete 
#315 and #317). 

TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH 

Jessie Street, south side, between 3 rd and Annie Streets. 

METERED LOADING ZONE, 7 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - RESCIND 

Jessie Street, south side, from 10 feet to 208 feet west of Annie Street (198-foot zone). 

METERED MOTORCYCLE STALLS - RESCIND 

Jessie Street, south side, from 28 feet to 49.5 feet west of 3 rd Street (21.5-foot zone) 

BLUE ZONE - RESCIND 

Jessie Street, south side, from 10 feet to 28 feet west of 3 rd Street (18-foot zone). 

RED ZONE -RESCIND 

Jessie Street, south side, from Annie Street to 10 feet westerly (10-foot zone); and 
Jessie Street, south side, from 3 rd Street to 10 feet easterly (10-foot zone). 

TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7 AM - 9 AM AND 3 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 
PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, ALL OTHER TIMES - ESTABLISH 

Mission Street, north side, from 152 feet to 191 feet east of 3 rd Street (39-foot zone at parking meters 
#672 and #674). 

TWO-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - 
ESTABLISH 

Rhode Island Street, east side, between 15th and Alameda Streets; and, 
15th Street, north side, between Rhode Island and De Haro Streets 



ONE-WAY STREET (SOUTHBOUND)- ESTABLISH 

Ankeny Street, between Bishop and Ward Streets 

RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "D" (4-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 5 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH 

Sussex Street, both sides, between Conrad and Diamond Streets (addresses 110-171 only) 

NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH 

Missouri Street, west side, from 190 feet north of Cesar Chavez Street to the terminus ending at a 
private driveway (200 foot zone) 

FARMERS MARKET PERMIT PARKING ONLY, 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM, WEDNESDAYS AND 
SUNDAYS - ESTABLISH 

Hyde Street, both sides, between McAllister and Fulton Streets 

MUNI BUS ZONE - EXTEND 

17th Street, north side, from 100 feet east of De Haro Street to Carolina Street (extends existing 100 
foot zone by approximately 100 feet) 

TALL VEHICLE (OVER 6 FEET) RESTRICTION - ESTABLISH 

Twin Peaks Boulevard, south side, from Crown Terrace to 100 feet westerly; and, 
Crescent Avenue, north side, from Nevada Street to 71 feet westerly. 

NO PARKING ANYTIME - RESCIND 

TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH 

Spofford Street, both sides, between Clay and Washington Streets 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $540,000 of Traffic Congestion Relief Program funds 
for the purpose of rehabilitating the Geneva Office Building for the Municipal Railway. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to apply for retroactively, accept and expend $165,000 in funds of the 
Transportation Fund for Clean Air to stripe and sign bike lanes on Howard Street and 7 th Street and to 
purchase and install bicycle racks. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 



(10.5) Authorizing the Director to accept, and expend $15,925,000 in federal Section 5307 capital assistance 
for the Motor Coach Replacement project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to accept, and expend $66,231,753 in federal Section 5307 CMAQ and STP 
capital assistance for the following Municipal Railway projects: Third Street Repaying; Treasure Island Ferr 
Terminal Upgrade; Bus Support Equipment/PM Traps; Trans Bay Terminal; MUNI Rail Replacement; Metr 
East Maintenance Facility Construction; Metro East-Third Street LRV Purchase; Potrero Maintenance 
Facility Rehabilitation; Paratransit Assistance; Trolley Overhead Construction; Trolley Coach Replacement: 
Accessible Van/Debit Card Purchase; Bayview Pedestrian Walkways; Cable Car Rehabilitation; Historic Ra 
Car Rehabilitation. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

(10.7) Authorizing Contractual Amendment number five to extend the Master Contract with the San 
Francisco Conservation Coips to install bike racks, until April 30, 2003 for a contract amount not to exceed 
$400,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, contract and resolution.) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Urging the Board of Supervisors to authorize and direct the City Attorney to commence proceedings in 
eminent domain against the owners of Assessors Lot 024, Block 5474, at Keith Street and LeConte Avenue 
and adjacent portions of Keith Street and Le Conte Avenue. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, map and financial plan.) 

12. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1 139, Traffic Signal Priority, to Abbett Electric Corp., the 
lowest responsive and responsible bidder, for a total base contract amount of $1,138,000 and authorizing futur 
amendments to the contract pending availability of funds. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

13. Informational Presentation on the San Francisco Bicycle Program. 
RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to conduct a closec 
session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), the 



Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action on 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Harry Nimmo vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #312160, filed on 5/1/00 in the amount of $157,500 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals and 
entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the 
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activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 
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^Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of^San Francisco 

^MINUTES 

TUESDAY^UGUST 6, 2002 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
AUG 1 6 2002 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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AH FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKINO & TRAFFIC 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 
James McCray, Jr. 

Absent: Cleopatra Vaughns 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the July 16, 2002 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved 
(McCray, Vaughns-absent). 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Chairman Flynn announced that the meeting would be adjourned in memory of Curtis Green, 
former Muni General Manager who was a giant in the industry. 

Chairman Flynn also announced that Mike Kasolas, Mayor Brown's appointee to the MTA 
Board had been approved by the Rules Committee. Confirmation is expected at the next 
Board of Supervisors' meeting. 



7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Service Standards Quarterly Report 
-Quarterly EEO Report 
-L-Line Emergency Work 
-Ongoing Activities 

Jose Meza, this month's Special Recognition Awardee, has been working as an operator for over 
23 years. While Mr. Meza recently switched to the 1 -California line, his passengers on the 39- 
Coit line consider him to be one of the best. Jose Meza thanked everyone for the recognition, 
stating that he has had wonderful passengers. Chairman Flynn expressed appreciation to Mr. 
Meza on behalf of the board. 

Director Burns updated the board on the Earthjustice/Bayview Advocates settlement. As part of 
the settlement, a meeting was held on July 22 to elicit suggestions from Bayview Hunter's Point 
residents on bus service. Approximately 35 people attended the meeting. Muni is working with 
the Police Department on the security issues raised. Staff is also developing a plan to move 
projects outlined in the Vision Plan forward, including doing a ridership analysis. 

He noted that there is a second lawsuit involving transportation in the region, which involves the 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission. The court recently invalidated MTC's approval of the 
smog conformity plan, putting the region in a conformity lapse. This puts funding for 
transportation projects on hold pending the resolution of this issue. Active projects, such as 
Third St. and Metro East are exempt. There is no immediate impact to Muni. 

Director Burns is pleased to report a significant step forward with the Central Subway Project. 
The Federal Transit Administration has given formal approval to proceed into preliminary 
engineering. The project is now in a better position to secure funding from Congress. 

On July 26, Muni stopped work on the Third St. Project due to higher than anticipated levels of 
asbestos. While the levels are lower than OSHA regulations, work has been stopped until an 
independent analyst can retest the soil, make recommendations for protocols and determine how 
to best minimize exposure. Staff has instituted a number of controls such as onsite monitors, 
dust control measures, and barricades set up to protect the public from open sites. While staff 
expects to return to work next week, the board will receive an overall progress report on Third St. 
Project on August 20 th . Air quality is a continuing issue for the community and Muni held a 
second public meeting to deal specifically with the issue. Proper mitigation is key for the proper 
handling of materials during the excavation. Staff is providing information to the community. 

Vernon Crawley, Manager, EEO, reviewed the quarterly EEO Report. He noted that this was a 
normal quarter with no red flags. 



Lisa Mancini, Deputy Executive Director, MTA, reviewed the 4 th Quarter Service Standards. 
Muni has been successful in meeting the goal in many areas reflecting the hard work and 
dedication of employees. The On-time Performance goal was exceeded and from the first quarter 
of 2001, on-time performance went from 50.2% to 71.9%. Transit operator vacancy rate is 1.1%, 
an all time low. Muni completed its second employee and passenger surveys, the results of 
which will be presented to the board at next meeting. For the first time incentives will be paid 
based on Accident Rate reductions. 

Vince Harris, Deputy General Manager, Construction, reviewed the L-Line Emergency Rail 
Replacement Project. An emergency was declared for the curved tracks and the Zoo Loop. 
Service will be provided using motor coaches between West Portal and Wawona in both 
directions. The Project includes extensive community outreach, including letters, community 
meetings, car cards, service quality teams and information on the website. 

Fred Hamdun, Deputy Director, Parking & Traffic introduced Commander Barbara Davis-Regan 
as the new Director of Enforcement and Terry Moran as the new Hearing Director. On 
September 9 th , the customer service center will be consolidated to provide better service. 

In next 60-90 days, DPT staff will begin implementing new truck zone legislation on Market St. 

Mr. Hamdun met with the Citizen's Advisory Council where he presented the DPT budget and 
operations. DPT senior staff also attended the meeting. 

The Union Square opening went smoothly. Staff did a great job. 

Director McCray thanked Mr. Hamden, Mr. Szeto and DPT staff for the major improvement at 
Union Square. It looks beautiful and the hard work is appreciated. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, CAC stated that Vince Harris and Ben Leung brought the asbestos issue 
on Third St. to the CAC. They did an outstanding job of addressing their questions and 
concerns. Members were satisfied by the discussion and the action that Muni is taking. The 
CAC met with DPT senior managers and look forward to a long collaboration between the CAC 
and DPT. Muni and the CAC is moving toward a model for a more collaborative relationship 
with improved communication. 

9. Public Comment 
No public comment. 



THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Speck Cab vs. CCSF, Superior Court #185889, filed on 2/15/01 in the amount of $2,175 
Nai Kuen Lau Ma vs. CCSF, Unlitigated claim #01S00431, filed on 10/22/01 in the 

amount of $8, 000 
David Sandler vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #315510, filed on 9/29/00 in the amount of $12,488.81 

RESOLUTION 02-072 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (ONE-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 6 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH 

York Street, both sides, between 22 nd and 23 rd Streets (1000 block); and 
Hampshire Street, both sides, between 25 th and 26 lh Streets (1300 block). 

RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 9 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH 

19 th Street, both sides, between Guerrero and Valencia Streets (3500 block); 

23 rd Street, both sides, between Castro and Diamond Streets (4100 block); 

Castro Street, both sides, between 22 nd and Hill Streets (portion of the 800 block); 

Castro Street, both sides, between 22 nd and Alvarado Streets (900 block); 

Castro Street, both sides, between 23 rd and Alvarado Streets (1000 block); and 

Linda Street, both sides, between 18 lh Street and south terminus (Unit and 100 blocks). 



RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "J" (TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM TO 5 
PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH 

Waller Street, both sides, between Belvedere and Clayton Streets (portion of 1500 block). 
1 1th Avenue, both sides, between Kirkham and Lawton Streets (1500 block) 

ONE-HOUR PARKING, 7 AM - 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY - RESCIND 

Fitzgerald Avenue, north side, between 3 rd and Jennings Street. 

NO PARKING ANYTIME - RESCIND 

TOW- AW AY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH 

Pollard Place, both sides, north of Vallejo Street. 

PARKING METERS - RESCIND 

RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "C" (TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 9 

PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - ESTABLISH 

Bush Street, both sides, between Jones and Taylor Streets (900 block). 

MUNI BUS ZONES - ESTABLISH 

Fulton Street, south side, from 195 feet to 235 feet east of 8 th Avenue (extends 195-foot zone 
eastward by 40 feet). 

SIGHTSEEING VEHICLE STAND - RESCIND 

Powell Street, east side, between Geary and Post Streets. 

TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING EXCEPT FOR ONE-HOUR TRUCK LOADING, 7 AM - 4 
PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - ESTABLISH 

Townsend Street, north side, from 287 feet to 369 feet east of 7 th Street (82-foot zone). 

RED ZONE - ESTABLISH 

Grant Avenue, west side, from Edgardo Place to 17 feet southerly (17-foot zone). 

PARKING METERS - RESCIND 

Palou Avenue, north side, between 3 rd and Newhall Streets, removing meters #1602 and 
#1606 



TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - RESCIND 
PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 - EXTEND 

Broadway, south side, from 68 feet to 206 feet east of Sansome Street. 

TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH 

Broadway, north side, from Montgomery Street to 54 feet easterly; 
Broadway, north side, from Sansome Street to 65 feet westerly; 
Broadway, north side, from Sansome Street to 68 feet easterly; 
Broadway, north side, from Battery Street to 70 feet westerly; 
Broadway, south side, from Montgomery Street to 60 feet easterly; and, 
Broadway, south side, from Sansome Street to 67 feet westerly. 

WHITE (PASSENGER LOADING) ZONE - RESCIND 

398 Broadway, north side, from 1 1 feet to 54 feet east of Montgomery Street. 

WHITE (PASSENGER LOADING) ZONE - ESTABLISH (NON-FEE) 

"370" Broadway, north side, from Bartol Street to 38 feet easterly (38-foot zone at parking 
meters #336 and #338). 

METERED TRUCK LOADING ZONE, 7 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY-RESCIND 

343 Broadway, south side, from 10 feet to 50 feet east of Osgood Place (40-foot zone at 
parking meters #317 and #319). 

METERED TRUCK LOADING ZONE, 7 AM-6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - 
ESTABLISH 

341 Broadway, south side, from 35 feet to 75 feet east of Osgood Place (40-foot zone at 
parking meters #315 and #317). 

TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH 

Jessie Street, south side, between 3 rd and Annie Streets. 

METERED LOADING ZONE, 7 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 
-RESCIND 

Jessie Street, south side, from 10 feet to 208 feet west of Annie Street (198-foot zone). 



METERED MOTORCYCLE STALLS - RESCIND 

Jessie Street, south side, from 28 feet to 49.5 feet west of 3 rd Street (21.5-foot zone) 

BLUE ZONE - RESCIND 

Jessie Street, south side, from 10 feet to 28 feet west of 3 rd Street (18-foot zone). 

RED ZONE - RESCIND 

Jessie Street, south side, from Annie Street to 10 feet westerly (10-foot zone); and 
Jessie Street, south side, from 3 rd Street to 10 feet easterly (10-foot zone). 

TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7 AM - 9 AM AND 3 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRJDAY, PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, ALL OTHER TIMES - ESTABLISH 

Mission Street, north side, from 152 feet to 191 feet east of 3 rd Street (39-foot zone at 
parking meters #672 and #674). 

TWO-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY - ESTABLISH 

Rhode Island Street, east side, between 15th and Alameda Streets; and, 
15th Street, north side, between Rhode Island and De Haro Streets 

ONE-WAY STREET (SOUTHBOUND)- ESTABLISH 

Ankeny Street, between Bishop and Ward Streets 

RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "D" (4-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 5 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH 

Sussex Street, both sides, between Conrad and Diamond Streets (addresses 110-171 
only) 

NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH 

Missouri Street, west side, from 190 feet north of Cesar Chavez Street to the terminus 
ending at a private driveway (200 foot zone) 

FARMERS MARKET PERMIT PARKING ONLY, 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM, 
WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS - ESTABLISH 



Hyde Street, both sides, between McAllister and Fulton Streets 

MUNI BUS ZONE - EXTEND 

17th Street, north side, from 100 feet east of De Haro Street to Carolina Street (extends 
existing 100 foot zone by approximately 100 feet) 

TALL VEHICLE (OVER 6 FEET) RESTRICTION - ESTABLISH 

Twin Peaks Boulevard, south side, from Crown Terrace to 100 feet westerly; and, 
Crescent Avenue, north side, from Nevada Street to 71 feet westerly. 

NO PARKING ANYTIME - RESCIND 

TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH 

Spofford Street, both sides, between Clay and Washington Streets 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution) 

RESOLUTION 02-073 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $540,000 of Traffic Congestion Relief 
Program funds for the purpose of rehabilitating the Geneva Office Building for the Municipal 
Railway. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 02-074 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to apply for retroactively, accept and expend $165,000 in funds 
of the Transportation Fund for Clean Air to stripe and sign bike lanes on Howard Street and 7 th 
Street and to purchase and install bicycle racks. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 02-075 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to accept, and expend $15,925,000 in federal Section 5307 
capital assistance for the Motor Coach Replacement project. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 02-076 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to accept, and expend $66,231,753 in federal Section 5307 
CMAQ and STP capital assistance for the following Municipal Railway projects: Third Street 
Repaving; Treasure Island Ferry Terminal Upgrade; Bus Support Equipment/PM Traps; Trans 
Bay Terminal; MUNI Rail Replacement; Metro East Maintenance Facility Construction; Metro 
East-Third Street LRV Purchase; Potrero Maintenance Facility Rehabilitation; Paratransit 

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Assistance; Trolley Overhead Construction; Trolley Coach Replacement: Accessible Van/Debit 
Card Purchase; Bayview Pedestrian Walkways; Cable Car Rehabilitation; Historic Rail Car 
Rehabilitation. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 02-077 

(10.7) Authorizing Contractual Amendment number five to extend the Master Contract with the 
San Francisco Conservation Corps to install bike racks, until April 30, 2003 for a contract 
amount not to exceed $400,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, contract and 
resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 02-078 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, and McCray 

ABSENT - Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Urging the Board of Supervisors to authorize and direct the City Attorney to commence 
proceedings in eminent domain against the owners of Assessors Lot 024, Block 5474, at Keith 
Street and LeConte Avenue and adjacent portions of Keith Street and Le Conte Avenue. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, map and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-079 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, and McCray 

ABSENT - Vaughns 

12. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1 139, Traffic Signal Priority, to Abbett Electric 
Corp., the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, for a total base contract amount of $1,138,000 
and authorizing future amendments to the contract pending availability of funds. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

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No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-080 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, and McCray 

ABSENT - Vaughns 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

13. Informational Presentation on the San Francisco Bicycle Program. 

Peter Tannen, DPT, Bicycle Program, reviewed the San Francisco Bike Plan, winch has been 
recognized twice by the Bay Guardian. The mission is to improve and enhance cycling as a safe 
alternative. There are many plans and policies that relate to cycling in San Francisco. The Bike 
Plan will look at facility design standards, the route network, and outreach to the public. 

Dave Snyder, Executive Director, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, reviewed the status of biking 
and bike paths in San Francisco. He reviewed a number of recommendations for improved 
safety for cyclists including bike paths to separate cyclists and pedestrians, pavement quality, 
width, and color delineation. He noted that it would cost approximately four million dollars to 
do the entire bike network and suggested that the work be done all at once. 

No public comment. 

No action was taken. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 5:43 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 
James McCray, Jr. 

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Absent: Mike Casey 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Bums, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Fred Stephens, General Manager, Municipal Railway 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Casey, Vaughns- 
absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Harry Nimmo vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #312160, filed on 5/1/00 in the amount of $157,500 

RESOLUTION 02-081 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Flynn, Lim, and McCray 

ABSENT - Casey, Vaughns 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 5:48 p.m. 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flymi announced the board met in closed session to discuss Nimmo vs. CCSF with 
the city attorney. The board voted unanimously to settle the case (Casey, Vaughns-absent). 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Casey, Vaughns- 

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absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:55 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation Agency Board 
of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals and 
entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the 
San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbyin 
activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 
Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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^Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of JSan Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY^UGUST 20, 2002 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
AUG 1 6 2002 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 




SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKINO ft TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There 
is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the comer of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin 
Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to 
accommodate these individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin 
St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 






4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-August 6, 2002 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Third Street Project Budget Update 
-Quarterly Report on Key Capital Projects 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Juranty Arceil vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0203655 filed on 5/20/02 in the amount of $5066.23 
Douglas F. Lo vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0201891 filed on 12/21/01 in the amount of $9849.96 
Carmen Alfaro vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0200891 filed on 9/20/01 in the amount of $15,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

Residential Limit Parking Area "Z" (Two-Hour Time Limit, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday Through 
Friday) - Establish 

Duncan Street, both sides, between Church and Sanchez Streets (300 block). 

Metered Motorcycle Parking - Rescind 

9th Street, west side, from 155 feet to 177 feet south of Howard Street (22-foot 
zone at meter #220, accommodating 6 motorcycle stalls). 

Metered Truck Loading Zone - Rescind and Metered Motorcycle Parking - Establish 

9 th Street, west side, from 113 feet to 133 feet south of Howard Street (20-foot 
zone at meter #212, accommodating five motorcycle stalls). 

Tall Vehicle (Over Six Feet) Restriction - Establish 

Mason Street, west side, from Filbert Street to 34 feet northerly; and Mason Street, east 
side, from Filbert Street to 33 feet southerly. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution) 

(10.3) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing the Director to advertise bid call for 
Contract No. MR-1 145, Third Street Light Rail Transit: Hester Avenue to Sunnydale Avenue. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

(10.4) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing the Director to advertise bid call 
for Contract No. MR-1 147, Third Street Light Rail Transit Project: Platform Finishes and 
Special Systems. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

(10.5) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors authorize the Director to execute the 
cooperative agreement with the State of California authorizing the City to construct 
improvements on and adjacent to the Highway Route 101 Bayshore Boulevard Overcrossing; and 
authorize the Director of Public Works to execute the supplemental freeway maintenance 
agreement with the State of California. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and agreements.) 



REGULAR CALENDAR 
DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 1 . Adopting the proposed trial parking rates for the Performing Arts Garage. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, proposed rates and resolution.) 

12. Urging the Board of Supervisors to amend Section 17.1 1 (a) of the San Francisco Municipal 
Code to authorize the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors to utilize a bid/RFP 
process to solicit professional parking operators until June 1, 2007. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) 

13. Authorizing the Director of Transportation to enter into an agreement with Alta 
Transportation Consulting, Inc. for consultant services to prepare a bicycle plan update and 
bicycle pavement arrow study at a cost not to exceed $200,000 and ending on June 30, 2003. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

14. Adopting the "FY2002-FY2021 Capital Improvement Program Interim Update", August 
2002. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and plan.) 

15. Adopting an overall annual goal of 27 percent for DBE contracting in DOT-assisted contracts 
for federal fiscal year 2002-2003. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
methodology). 

16. Approving and adopting a new Substance Abuse Policy, including Testing Procedures, in 
compliance with Federal Rules. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
policy.) 

17. Authorizing the Director to execute an agreement with Howger Services to conduct on-site 
drug and alcohol testing collection services, for a contract amount not to exceed $350,000, and 
for a term up to three years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
agreement.) 

18. Approving the award of a contract with City College of San Francisco for training services in 
maintenance, transit electronic technologies and human resources issues in an amount not to 
exceed $635,035 for the period from August 1, 2002 to December 31, 2003. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 



2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Semen Frenklakh vs CCSF, Superior Ct. #321363 filed on 6/16/01 in the amount of $2,100,000 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

19. Announcement of Closed Session. 

(19.1) Initiation of public disclosure of amendment to Memorandum of Understanding with 
TWU-250-A pursuant to Section 8A.104(p) of the City Charter. 

20. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 



21. (a) Fixing the wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 9163, as certified to the 
MTA Board, retroactive to July 1, 2002. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) 

(b) Extending the deadline for fixing a wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 
9163 for 30 days to September 24, 2002. 

(Note: The board will be asked to act on one of the two resolutions.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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^MINUTES 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2002 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS DOCUMENTS DEPT 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman c 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman *>EP | 2 2BQ2 

Shl Xc y a e s r er Ck f™ FRANC.SCO 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 

401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:10 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Mike Casey 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 

Absent: Shirley Breyer Black 
Enid Lim 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the August 6, 2002 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Black, Lim and Vaughns-absent). 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Third Street Project Budget Update 
-Quarterly Report on Key Capital Projects 
-Ongoing Activities 



Director Bums is pleased to welcome Director Mike Kasolas to the MTA board. 

Chairman Flynn has been selected as APTA's Board Member of the year. This prestigious award 
goes to one board member in the industry each year. Chairman Flynn has long been deserving of 
national recognition. The award will be presented at APTA's Annual Conference next month. 

Work on the L-Taraval is well underway. The 15 th Ave. portion will be complete by August 25. 
The work on the Zoo loop has not yet begun but community outreach has been completed. 

Muni hosted the Northern California Regional Bus Roadeo at Candlestick Park. Muni Operator 
Kevin Grady placed first with a perfect score. Muni is the top operator team in the region. Our 
maintenance team placed third. Both teams will compete at APTA's International Roadeo in 
September. 

Last week the FTA auditors performed a scheduled audit of Muni's drug testing program. It 
went exceptionally well. Muni is only the second transit agency in the country to have zero 
findings. 

Deputy Director Hamdun noted that a recent San Francisco Chronicle article stated that it's safer 
to walk the streets in San Francisco. Pedestrian safety is important with the past year seeing a 
dramatic reduction in injuries and fatalities. Much of the credit goes to DPT's public education 
efforts and advertising campaign. 

Vince Harris, Deputy Director, Construction, presented the Third Street Project Update. The first 
segment, funded primarily by the Transportation Authority will be complete by mid-2005 at a 
cost of $567 million. 

Chairman Flynn asked about the atmosphere in the community about the project as a whole. Mr. 
Harris stated that with the extensive community outreach and local involvement, there aren't any 
current issues that haven't been resolved. The contractors are taking the local-hiring effort 
seriously. Director Burns noted that Muni is exceeding the goals and commitments that were 
made to the community. He added that a future issue will be how to best construct the Metro 
East Facility. Muni is working with the Transportation Authority to find an approach that will 
maximize local participation. 

Vince Harris also presented the Quarterly Report on Key Capital Projects. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, CAC, offered congratulations to Chairman Flynn on the APTA Award 
and welcomed Director Kasolas to Muni. Mr. Murphy is working on making the Muni-CAC 
relationship a more collaborative one. Recently the CAC has discussed new marketing initiatives 
and a new look for the Muni Metro. They are also working with DPT to become more familiar 
with their operation. 



l ). Public Comment 

No public comment. 

[ 1 1 1 ! FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Juranty Arceil vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0203655 filed on 5/20/02 in the amount of $5066.23 
Douglas F. Lo vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0201891 filed on 12/21/01 in the amount of $9849.96 
Carmen Alfaro vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0200891 filed on 9/20/01 in the amount of $15,000 

RESOLUTION 02-082 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

Residential Limit Parking Area "Z" (Two-Hour Time Limit, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday Through 
Friday) - Establish 

Duncan Street, both sides, between Church and Sanchez Streets (300 block). 

Metered Motorcycle Parking - Rescind 

9th Street, west side, from 155 feet to 177 feet south of Howard Street (22-foot 
zone at meter #220, accommodating 6 motorcycle stalls). 

Metered Truck Loading Zone - Rescind and Metered Motorcycle Parking - Establish 

9 th Street, west side, from 113 feet to 133 feet south of Howard Street (20-foot 
zone at meter #212, accommodating five motorcycle stalls). 



Tall Vehicle (Over Six Feet) Restriction - Establish 

Mason Street, west side, from Filbert Street to 34 feet northerly; and Mason Street, east side, 
from Filbert Street to 33 feet southerly. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution) 

RESOLUTION 02-083 

(10.3) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing the Director to advertise bid call for 
Contract No. MR-1 145, Third Street Light Rail Transit: Hester Avenue to Sunnydale Avenue. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

RESOLUTION 02-084 

(10.4) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing the Director to advertise bid call 
for Contract No. MR-1 147, Third Street Light Rail Transit Project: Platform Finishes and Special 
Systems. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

RESOLUTION 02-085 

(10.5) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors authorize the Director to execute the 
cooperative agreement with the State of California authorizing the City to construct 
improvements on and adjacent to the Highway Route 101 Bayshore Boulevard Overcrossing; and 
authorize the Director of Public Works to execute the supplemental freeway maintenance 
agreement with the State of California. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and agreements.) 

RESOLUTION 02-086 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas and McCray 

ABSENT - Black, Lim and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

11. Adopting the proposed trial parking rates for the Performing Aits Garage. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, proposed rates and resolution.) 

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Ron Szeto, Acting Director, Parking Authority gave the staff report. 
No public comment. 
RESOLUTION 02-087 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas and McCray 
ABSENT - Black, Lim and Vaughns 

12. Urging the Board of Supervisors to amend Section 17.1 1 (a) of the San Francisco Municipal 
Code to authorize the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors to utilize a bid/RFP 
process to solicit professional parking operators until June 1, 2007. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-088 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas and McCray 

ABSENT - Black, Lim and Vaughns 

13. Authorizing the Director of Transportation to enter into an agreement with Alta 
Transportation Consulting, Inc. for consultant services to prepare a bicycle plan update and 
bicycle pavement arrow study at a cost not to exceed $200,000 and ending on June 30, 2003. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-089 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas and McCray 

ABSENT - Black, Lim, and Vaughns 



MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

14. Adopting the "FY2002-FY2021 Capital Improvement Program Interim Update", August 
2002. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-090 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas and McCray 

ABSENT - Black, Lim, and Vaughns 

15. Adopting an overall annual goal of 27 percent for DBE contracting in DOT-assisted contracts 
for federal fiscal year 2002-2003. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
methodology). 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-091 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, and McCray 

ABSENT - Black, Lim, and Vaughns 

16. Approving and adopting a new Substance Abuse Policy, including Testing Procedures, in 
compliance with Federal Rules. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
policy.) 

Barbara Conway, Manager, Substance Abuse Program presented the new policy and the Howger 
contract. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-092 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, and McCray 

ABSENT - Black, Lim, and Vaughns 

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1 7. Authorizing the Director to execute an agreement with Howger Services to conduct on-site 
drug and alcohol testing collection services, for a contract amount not to exceed $350,000, and 
for a term up to three years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
agreement.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-093 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, and McCray 

ABSENT - Black, Lim and Vaughns 

18. Approving the award of a contract with City College of San Francisco for training services in 
maintenance, transit electronic technologies and human resources issues in an amount not to 
exceed $635,035 for the period from August 1, 2002 to December 31, 2003. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-094 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, and McCray 

ABSENT - Black, Lim and Vaughns 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 4:53 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Mike Casey 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 



Absent: Shirley Breyer Black 
Enid Lim 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Bums, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Lisa Mancini, Chief Operations Officer 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Black, Lim, and 
Vaughns-absent) . 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Semen Frenklakh vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #321363 filed on 6/16/01 in the amount of $2,100,000 

RESOLUTION 02-095 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, and McCray 

ABSENT - Black, Lim and Vaughns 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

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To discuss: 

X Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 

X Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 5:40 p.m. 

19. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss Semen Frenklakli vs. 
CCSF with the city attorney. The board voted unanimously to settle the case (Black, Lim and 
Vaughns- Absent). They also met with their labor negotiator. There was no action taken. 

(19.1) Initiation of public disclosure of amendment to Memorandum of Understanding with 
TWU-250-A pursuant to Section 8A.104(p) of the City Charter. 

The Director of Transportation announced the initiation of the 30-day public disclosure 
period regarding amending the TWU-250A MOU to reflect a change in the employee's 
retirement contribution and a "City Budget Loan Reimbursement Premium". 

20. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Black, Lim and 
Vaughns-absent). 

21. (a) Fixing the wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 9163, as certified to the 
MTA Board, retroactive to July 1, 2002. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) 

No public comment. 

There was no action taken on this item. 

(b) Extending the deadline for fixing a wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 
9163 for 30 days to September 24, 2002. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-096 



On motion to approve extending the deadline: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, and McCray 

ABSENT - Black, Lim and Vaughns 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:43 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action maybe required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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NOTICE OF CANCELLATION 



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2002 
ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



THE BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, 

SEPTEMBER 3, 2002 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THE 

NEXT MEETING OF THE MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

WILL BE ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17. 

ATI- 54 -LVD 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
AUG 2 6 2002 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
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^NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2002 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

SEP 1 2 2CC2 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 




SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PAP.KINQ A TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5 -Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-August 20, 2002 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Customer and Employee Surveys 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Kendra Marshall vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #319432, filed on 3/7/01 in the amount of $500 
Eugenia and Cassandra Robinson vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #01319546 filed on 3/18/01 in the 

amount of $3,600 
Amparo Ortega vs. CCSF, Superior Court #400956, filed on 1 1/06/01 in the amount of $5,000 
Ching Sau Hing vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01B1346 filed on 4/8/02 in the amount of $6700 
Jerry Thompson vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #408841 filed on 6/7/02 in the amount of $7500 
Yellow Cab vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Case #01S0313, filed on 4/2/02 in the amount of $8015.46 
Geico Insurance vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Case #0203364 filed on 4/26/02 in the amount of $10,482.01 
Lawrence Lee vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01T0655, filed on 2/28/02 in the amount of $31,180 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

Perpendicular (90-degree angle) parking - Establish 

Minnesota Street, east side, from 18 th Street to 200 feet southerly; 
Minnesota Street, west side, from 19 th to 20 th Streets; 
19 th Street, north side, from Mimiesota Street to 95 feet northerly; and, 
Wisconsin Street, west side, from 124 feet north of 23 ld Street to Madera Street. 

Tow-away, No Stopping Anytime - Establish 

16th Street, south side, from 247 feet to 293 feet west of Potrero Avenue (46-foot zone). 

Residential Limit Parking Area "J" (Two-Hour Time Limit, 8 Am To 5 Pm, Monday Through 
Friday) - Establish 

Waller Street, both sides, between Belvedere and Cole Streets. 

Residential Limit Parking Area "Z" (Two-Hour Time Limit, 8 Am To 6 Pm, Monday Through 
Friday) - Establish 

3301-3303 Mission Street, between Fair and Virginia Avenues (adds specified 
addresses only). 

Tow- Away, No Stopping, 7 Am To 9 Am, Monday Through Friday - Rescind 

Tow- Away No Stopping, 6 Am To 10 Am And 3 Pm To 7 Pm, Monday Through Friday - 

Establish 

Ulloa Street, north side, between Lenox Way and Wawona Street. 



Unmetered Motorcycle Parking - Establish 

Taylor Street, west side, from 70 feet to 94 feet north of Clay Street 
Unmetered Motorcycle Parking, 10 Am To 4 Pm, Monday Through Saturday- Establish 

Geary Street, north side, from 59.5 feet to 77 feet east of Larkin Street 

Tow- Away, No Stopping Anytime - Rescind 

Natick Street, east side, from 126 feet to 135 feet south of Chenery Street (nine foot portion 
of existing zone). 

Tow- Away, No Parking Anytime - Establish 

St. Charles Avenue, east side, between the County line and Niantic Avenue; 
St Charles Avenue, west side, between BART parking lot entrance and the county line 
Tennessee Street, east side, from 70 feet to 160 feet north of Cesar Chavez Street and, 
Ashbury Street, west side, from Downey Street to 15 feet northerly. 

Tow- Away Lane, Must Turn Right - Rescind 

6 th Street, northbound at Bryant Street. 

One-Hour Parking, November To March, 9 Am To 6 Pm, Except Sunday / April To October, 
9 Am To 10 Pm, Monday Through Friday And 9 Am To 6 Pm, Saturday And Sunday - 
Rescind And Parking Meter Area No. 3 (One-Hour Parking Time Limit, 9 Am To 6 Pm, 
Monday Through Saturday) - Extend 

2 nd Street, east side, between King and Townsend Streets. 

Angled (60-Degree Angle) Parking - Establish 

Missouri Street, east side, from 23 feet to 134 feet north of Cesar Chavez Street. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

(10.3) Extending the deadline for fixing a wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 
9163 to November 19, 2002. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request for Proposals for the selection of a Leveraged 
Lease Advisor in connection with possible leveraged lease-leaseback transactions. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) 



(10.5) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request for Proposal for towing, storage and disposal 
services for abandoned and illegally parked vehicles for a term of five years. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) 

(10.6) Accepting the work performed with Contract No. MR-1 115, No. 1 Califomia/No. 4 Sutter 
Trolley Overhead Reconstruction with Abbett Electric Corporation as being completed, 
approving Contract Modification No. 5, which reduces the contract amount by $37,800.49, and 
approving the closeout of the contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
contract modification and budget.) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend up to $398,000 in State 
Pedestrian Safety Program grant funds for the implementation of the Mission/Tenderloin 
Pedestrian Safety Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

(10.8) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept, and expend $254,800 in funds from the CEC 
Energy Efficiency Program to install BBS at 91 City intersections. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, list of intersections and resolution.) 

(10.9) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept, and expend up to $169,262 in State 
Environmental Justice and Community-Based Planning Grant funds to create Pedestrian Safety 
and Access Plans for the 24 t, 7Cesar Chavez Street Corridor from Mission Street to Potrero 
Avenue, and for the arterials in the Tenderloin District. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) 

(10.10) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $98,762 in FY 02/03 "Safe 
Routes to School" construction grant program Assembly Bill 1475 to install sidewalk corner 
bulbouts, median refuge augmentation, replace existing school crosswalks with ladder-style 
crosswalks, and replace existing school crossing signs with high-visibility florescent yellow 
green signs. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

1 1 . Approving the holiday carpool validation that offers free parking to patrons with three or 
more occupants in a vehicle at the Ellis O'Farrell Garage, the Fifth and Mission Garage, the 
Sutter-Stockton Garage and the Union Square Garage from November 1, 2002 through January 
5, 2003 and approving free weekend parking rate and shuttle service from the Civic Center 
Garage from November 2, 2002 through January 5, 2003. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

12. Authorizing an extension of time for award of Contract No. MR-1 143, Third Street Light Rail 
Transit: Jerrold Avenue to Dormer Avenue, to October 20, 2002; and authorizing the award of the 



contract to Mitchell Engineering-Obayashi Corporation, as the lowest responsive and responsible 
bidder, in the amount of $30,147,723. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, financial plan 
and resolution.) 

13. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR- 1 144, Third Street Light Rail Transit: Domier 
Avenue to Hester Avenue, to Shimmick Construction Co.- Homer J. Olson, Inc., as the lowest 
responsive and responsible bidder, in the amount of $36,643,542. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, financial plan and resolution.) 

14. Establishing a Contracting Policy for the Municipal Transportation Agency which includes 
setting limits on contractual amounts for the Director, requiring all contracts to be in writing and 
other related matters. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

15. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. CS-124, As- 
Needed Professional Engineering Services, with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc. 
to revise the scope of services to include design and implementation support services for the 
Debit Card Project; and to add ACEx Technology and Acumen Building Enterprise as 
subconsultants, with no change to the term or the amount of the contract. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, amendment and resolution.) 

16. Approving Amendment No. 3 to Contract No. CS-103, Consulting Engineering and Support 
Services for the Light Rail Vehicle Procurement, with Booz- Allen & Hamilton Inc., to extend the 
term of the Contract to October 8, 2005, with no change to the contract amount. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, amendment and resolution.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Nelson Castillo and Dino Baello, et. al vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #323188 and #324039 



filed on 12/26/00 in the amount of $266,691.01 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




^Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of £an Francisco 



'.MINUTES 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2002 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPJ. 

OCT I o 2232 
SANFR ANC , 
PUBLIC L/BRARy 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 




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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
Enid Lim 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices may 
be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the August 20, 2002 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved 
(Casey, Lim-absent). 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Customer and Employee Surveys 
-Ongoing Activities 



Director Burns is pleased to announce that Bud McNaughton, Superintendent of Training, will 
receive the Special Recognition Award this month. He is currently responsible for training new 
operators and providing refresher training for over 300 operators per year. He has been 
instrumental in bringing the Ambassador program in-house and getting the Training Department 
ready for the CPUC audit. Bud McNaughton thanked Mr. Bums for the award adding that it has 
been a privilege to work with Curtis Green and Michael T. Burns, two of the most proactive 
administrators during his career. Chairman Flymi offered congratulations on behalf of the board. 

Mr. Burns announced that this year's Safe Driver Award Banquet would be held on Saturday, Sept 
28, at the St. Francis hotel. This will be its 19 th year. Organized by Muni and the JLMB, it will 
honor 312 operators with 15 to 37 years of accident free driving. 

Car Free Day will be held on Friday, September 27. At request of Mayor Brown and Supervisor 
Sophie Maxwell, Muni helped to organize it. There will be some reroutes to service to 
accommodate the event. DPT has been coordinating logistics to make sure the street closures will 
be smooth. 

Michael Burns accepted the Bay Area Air Quality Management District "Clean Air Champion" 
Award on behalf of Muni. This award recognizes individuals and organizations that provide 
reasonable and reliable alternatives to cars. Muni was recognized for upgrading the bus fleet, with 
over half of the trips taken on zero emission vehicles, and for the installation of bike racks. 

Last Sunday, San Francisco hosted the SF Grand Prix, a bike race that is actually three races at one 
time. The crowd was estimated at 400,000. Also on that day there were Forty-Niner and Giants 
games. Muni employees worked hard and deserve to be acknowledged. 

Mr. Bums reminded the board that the APTA Annual Conference and Rodeo starts this weekend. 
Chairman Flynn will be honored as the Transit Board Member of Year, and Muni's Rodeo team 
will compete for top honors. Muni will receive an "Adwheel" award in the billboard category. 
He also congratulated Director Vaughns on her appointment to the APTA Board of Directors. 

DPT Deputy Director Fred Hamden reviewed the triple-header of sporting events last Sunday 
noting that DPT staff started towing cars late Saturday night. DPT staff made sure that the streets 
were safe and as smooth as possible. The Parking Authority also played a significant role by 
providing free parking and shuttle service at four facilities. 

On Sept. 11, the DPT Traffic Signal Shop reprogrammed 650 intersection signals to flash to 
commemorate the first anniversary of the 9/1 1 attacks. 

The Chronicle ran a series of ads acknowledging city departments for sprucing up the Mid-Market 
area. DPT was part of that effort and appreciates being thanked for doing their job. 

David Binder presented the 2 nd Annual Passenger and Employee Surveys. Over 90% of Muni 
employees are satisfied with their jobs and are proud of the work they do with 62% seeing an 



improvement in service over last year. Over 400 riders were surveyed. 57% rated service as good 
or excellent, which is a substantial increase from last year's rating of 49%. Negative ratings of 
service dropped in half, from 17 to 8%. The most commonly reported aspects that passengers 
would like to see improved are frequency of service, more timely and accurate service and 
improved reliability and cleanliness. Their top priorities include safety, reliability and frequency. 
Both employees and riders are noticing improvements. 

Director Bums asked the board to adjourn the meeting in memory of three employees who passed 
away recently, Don Chee, Bill Hayward, and Robert Mason. Don Chee who oversaw the F-line 
construction, passed away on August 26 after a brief bout with cancer. Bill Hayward was an 
electronics technician at Green and was the first person to be called when help was needed. Robert 
Mason worked for over 30 years with city, most recently as an assistant to the General Manager. 
He was also a champion in his community. Muni offers condolences to each of family. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report was presented. 

9. Public Comment 

Richard Midgett discussed an incident where an operator pulled out 4.5-inch knife. He called 
police who confiscated the knife. Muni didn't respond to his complaint and he was denied an 
opportunity for a hearing. He thinks Muni should have a policy against carrying weapons. He 
noted that Fred Stephens did look into the situation but everyone else dropped the ball. (Chairman 
Flynn stated that staff would investigate.) 

Barry Taranto thanked Ricardo Olea for resignalizing Potrero Street. He asked staff to look into 
resignalizing Stockton Street after 9:00 p.m. He also asked for more enforcement in the Market 
and Castro area to get double parkers and that a light should be installed the Loomis and Oakdale 
stop as the back up is atrocious. He noted that Muni Inspector #460 continues to harass cab 
drivers. 

Roger Bazeley has a basic macro concern which is the large spending gap in monies invested in 
traffic safety. He hopes that the merger would solidify and strengthen funds for DPT. He suggests 
installing a ladder crosswalk at the Presidio Middle School. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 



10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as 
a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Kendra Marshall vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #319432, filed on 3/7/01 in the amount of $500 
Eugenia and Cassandra Robinson vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #01319546 filed on 3/18/01 in the 

amount of $3,600 
Amparo Ortega vs. CCSF, Superior Court #400956, filed on 1 1/06/01 in the amount of $5,000 
Ching Sau Hing vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0 IB 1346 filed on 4/8/02 in the amount of $6700 
Jerry Thompson vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #408841 filed on 6/7/02 in the amount of $7500 
Yellow Cab vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Case #01S0313, filed on 4/2/02 in the amount of $8015.46 
Geico Insurance vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Case #0203364 filed on 4/26/02 in the amount of $10,482.01 
Lawrence Lee vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01T0655, filed on 2/28/02 in the amount of $31,180 

RESOLUTION 02-097 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

Perpendicular (90-degree angle) parking - Establish 

Minnesota Street, east side, from 1 8 th Street to 200 feet southerly; 
Mimiesota Street, west side, from 19 th to 20 th Streets; 
19 th Street, north side, from Minnesota Street to 95 feet northerly; and, 
Wisconsin Street, west side, from 124 feet north of 23 rd Street to Madera Street. 

Tow-away, No Stopping Anytime - Establish 

16th Street, south side, from 247 feet to 293 feet west of Potrero Avenue (46-foot zone). 

Residential Limit Parking Area "J" (Two-Hour Time Limit, 8 Am To 5 Pm, Monday Through 
Friday) - Establish 

Waller Street, both sides, between Belvedere and Cole Streets. 

Residential Limit Parking Area "Z" (Two-Hour Time Limit, 8 Am To 6 Pm, Monday Through 
Friday) - Establish 

3301-3303 Mission Street, between Fair and Virginia Avenues (adds specified 
addresses only). 



Tow- Away, No Stopping, 7 Am To 9 Am, Monday Through Friday - Rescind 

Tow- Away No Stopping, 6 Am To 10 Am And 3 Pm To 7 Pm, Monday Through Friday - 

Establish 

Ulloa Street, north side, between Lenox Way and Wawona Street. 
Unmetered Motorcycle Parking - Establish 

Taylor Street, west side, from 70 feet to 94 feet north of Clay Street 
Unmetered Motorcycle Parking, 10 Am To 4 Pm, Monday Through Saturday - Establish 

Geary Street, north side, from 59.5 feet to 77 feet east of Larkin Street 

Tow- Away, No Stopping Anytime - Rescind 

Natick Street, east side, from 126 feet to 135 feet south ofChenery Street (nine foot portion of 
existing zone). 

Tow- Away, No Parking Anytime - Establish 

St. Charles Avenue, east side, between the County line and Niantic Avenue; 
St Charles Avenue, west side, between BART parking lot entrance and the county line 
Tennessee Street, east side, from 70 feet to 160 feet north of Cesar Chavez Street and, 
Ashbury Street, west side, from Downey Street to 15 feet northerly. 

Tow- Away Lane, Must Turn Right - Rescind 

6 th Street, northbound at Bryant Street. 

One-Hour Parking, November To March, 9 Am To 6 Pm, Except Sunday / April To October, 9 
Am To 10 Pm, Monday Through Friday And 9 Am To 6 Pm, Saturday And Sunday - Rescind 
And Parking Meter Area No. 3 (One-Hour Parking Time Limit, 9 Am To 6 Pm, Monday 
Through Saturday) - Extend 

2 Street, east side, between King and Townsend Streets. 

Angled (60-Degree Angle) Parking - Establish 

Missouri Street, east side, from 23 feet to 134 feet north of Cesar Chavez Street. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 



RESOLUTION 02-098 

(10.3) Extending the deadline for fixing a wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 9163 
to November 19, 2002. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 02-099 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request for Proposals for the selection of a Leveraged 
Lease Advisor in connection with possible leveraged lease-leaseback transactions. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) 

RESOLUTION 02-100 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request for Proposal for towing, storage and disposal 
services for abandoned and illegally parked vehicles for a term of five years. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) 

RESOLUTION 02-101 

(10.6) Accepting the work performed with Contract No. MR-1 1 15, No. 1 California/No. 4 Sutter 
Trolley Overhead Reconstruction with Abbett Electric Corporation as being completed, approving 
Contract Modification No. 5, which reduces the contract amount by $37,800.49, and approving the 
closeout of the contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, contract 
modification and budget.) 

RESOLUTION 02-102 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend up to $398,000 in State Pedestrian 
Safety Program grant funds for the implementation of the Mission/Tenderloin Pedestrian Safety 
Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 02-103 

(10.8) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept, and expend $254,800 in funds from the CEC 
Energy Efficiency Program to install BBS at 91 City intersections. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, list of intersections and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 02-104 

(10.9) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept, and expend up to $169,262 in State 
Environmental Justice and Community-Based Planning Grant funds to create Pedestrian Safety and 
Access Plans for the 24 th /Cesar Chavez Street Corridor from Mission Street to Potrero Avenue, and 
for the arterials in the Tenderloin District. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) 



R I SOLUTION 02-105 

(10. 10) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $98,762 in FY 02/03 "Safe 
Routes to School" construction grant program Assembly Bill 1475 to install sidewalk corner bulb 
outs, median refuge augmentation, replace existing school crosswalks with ladder-style crosswalks, 
and replace existing school crossing signs with high-visibility florescent yellow green signs. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 02-106 

PUBLIC COMMENT: Roger Bazeley commended DPT for going after grant funds. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

11. Approving the holiday carpool validation that offers free parking to patrons with three or more 
occupants in a vehicle at the Ellis O'Farrell Garage, the Fifth and Mission Garage, the Sutter- 
Stockton Garage and the Union Square Garage from November 1, 2002 through January 5, 2003 
and approving free weekend parking rate and shuttle service from the Civic Center Garage from 
November 2, 2002 through January 5, 2003. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-107 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

12. Authorizing an extension of time for award of Contract No. MR-1 143, Third Street Light Rail 
Transit: Jerrold Avenue to Donner Avenue, to October 20, 2002; and authorizing the award of the 
contract to Mitchell Engineering-Obayashi Corporation, as the lowest responsive and responsible 
bidder, in the amount of $30,147,723. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, financial plan 
and resolution.) 



PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Michael Silver, President of Mitchell Engineering is looking forward to their partnership with 
Muni and the Bayview Hunter's Point community. 

Charlie Walker said that he never thought that Muni would have a director that would take the 
concerns of community to heart. He acknowledged Michael Burns for his outreach to the 
community and for his efforts to accommodate their requests. 

RESOLUTION 02-108 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flyim, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

13. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1 144, Third Street Light Rail Transit: Donner 
Avenue to Hester Avenue, to Shimmick Construction Co.- Homer J. Olson, Inc., as the lowest 
responsive and responsible bidder, in the amount of $36,643,542. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, financial plan and resolution.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Michael Silva, speaking on behalf of Mitchell, protested the bid award. He stated that the 
documents were not submitted in timely manner and failed to meet bid specifications. He urged 
the board to reject the bid and award the contract to the next lowest bidder. 

Darryl Bishop, Let's Get Busy, thinks that Shimmick should be disqualified and not awarded the 
contract because of their untimely submission of the documents. 

Randall Smith, Stanton, Kay and Watson, representing the low bidder, reviewed the protests and 
noted that the rules allow for inconsequential deficiencies to be disregarded even if bid documents 
say it's mandatory. Shimmick met the DBE goal in timely manner with Form #1 . 

John Shimmick, President, Shimmick Construction said that the listing of subcontractors was 
correctly turned in with the bid but that signing all the various forms was confusing. 

Allen Mims, Mongoose Trucking, is concerned about the bid award. The rules clearly say that if 
Form 2 isn't present, the bid would be rejected. He would like the board to look at it. 

Charlie Walker noted that they need diversity in contracts in the Bayview Hunter's Point. One 
contractor is doing the bulk of the work and doing nothing to enhance job opportunities for young 
African American residents. 



( lhainnan Flynn is very concerned about the difference between the engineers' estimate of what the 
job should cost and the cost submitted by bidders. It bothers him that change orders wind up 
costing more than the highest bidder. He asked that for all contracts that come to the board with a 
variance of a million dollars or more between the staff estimate and the contract award amount that 
staff provide a detailed worksheet that explains the difference. 

In response to a question by Director McCray, Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney noted that other 
city departments have waived defects of this nature before and awarded the contract. The law is 
clear that it can be waived. This is a discretionary matter, which the city attorney has reviewed. 
They agree with staff that the issues are inconsequential as they don't affect the bid price and don't 
give a competitive advantage to the bidder. 

RESOLUTION 02-109 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

NAYES- McCray, Lim 

14. Establishing a Contracting Policy for the Municipal Transportation Agency which includes 
setting limits on contractual amounts for the Director, requiring all contracts to be in writing and 
other related matters. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-110 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

15. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. CS-124, As-Needed 
Professional Engineering Services, with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc. to revise 
the scope of services to include design and implementation support services for the Debit Card 
Project; and to add ACEx Technology and Acumen Building Enterprise as subconsultants, with 
no change to the term or the amount of the contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, amendment and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-1 11 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flymi, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

16. Approving Amendment No. 3 to Contract No. CS-103, Consulting Engineering and Support 
Services for the Light Rail Vehicle Procurement, with Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc., to extend the 
term of the Contract to October 8, 2005, with no change to the contract amount. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, amendment and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-1 12 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 5:40 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
Enid Lim 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Fred Hamdun, Deputy Director, Dept. of Parking & Traffic 
Sallie Gibson, Deputy City Attorney 
Louise Simpson, Deputy City Attorney 
Vince Harris, Deputy Director, Construction 
Dennis Tsai, Program Manager 
Ben Leung, Project Manager 
Lorraine Fuqua, Special Assistant, Dept. of Parking & Traffic 

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3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to conduct 
a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action 
on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Nelson Castillo and Dino Baello, et. al vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #323188 and #324039 filed 
on 12/26/00 in the amount of $266,691.01 

RESOLUTION 02-1 13 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3) the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:20 p.m. 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss Castillo & Baello vs. 
CCSF with the city attorney. The board voted unanimously to settle the case. They also met 
with their city attorney to discuss anticipated litigation with the city as defendant. There was 
no action taken. 

18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

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On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:22 p.m. in memory of Don Chee, Bill Hayward 
and Robert Mason. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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NOTICE OF CANCELLATION 



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2002 
ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
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THE BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, 

OCTOBER 1, 2002 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THE 

NEXT MEETING OF THE MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

WILL BE ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15. 

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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2002 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-September 17, 2002 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Release of an amendment to Muni's 2002-2021 SRTP for public review in response to the Bayview 
Advocates Settlement Agreement 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. There 
will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, in 
which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or will be 
available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Kim Pham Nguyen vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01T12361 filed on 4/29/03 in the amount of $6,000 
James Jordan Knopf vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 0203523 filed on 5/14/02 in the amount of $7,520.7 
Tenia Goldberg vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0203358 filed on 4/26/02 in the amount of $11,031.54 
Sheldon Lee vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 0203755 filed on 5/29/02 in the amount of $12,500 
Virginia Luick vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 01T01451 filed on 1/15/02 in the amount of $14,250 
Raquel Sainz vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #406701 filed on 3/27/02 in the amount of $20,000 
Pamela Young vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #407338 filed on 4/30/02 in the amount of $50,000 
Dennis Lumsey vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #319516, filed on 3/9/01 in the amount of $80,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

Perpendicular (90-degree angle) Parking - Establish Van Dyke Street, south side, from the east 
end of the easternmost driveway of 1355 Van Dyke Street to Ingalls Street. 

Residential Permit Parking Area "S" (2-hour time limit, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday) 
- Establish 23rd Street, both sides, between Castro and Noe Streets (4000 block). 

Perpendicular (90-degree angle) Parking - Establish Curtis and Rolph Streets, along the traffic 
island, south side, from the east end to 17 feet westerly (17-foot zone). 

Bicycle Lanes - Establish Golden Gate Avenue, westbound from Masonic to Parker Avenues; 
and Golden Gate Avenue, eastbound from Masonic Avenue to 130 feet westerly. 

Residential Permit Parking Area "U" (1-hour time limit, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Everyday) - Establish 
906 and 925 Howard Street, between 5 th and 6 th Streets. 

Tow- Away, No Stopping Anytime - Rescind The Embarcadero, east side, between Harrison and 
Howard Streets. (The previously legislated peak Tow- Away hours of 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 
p.m. to 7 p.m. will remain in effect.) 

Muni Bus Zones - Establish The Embarcadero, east side, from Folsom Street to 100 feet northerly 

Muni Bus Zone - Extend Fulton Street at Park Presidio Boulevard, extending the #5 inbound 
bus zone to 120 feet in length. 

Unmetered Motorcycle Parking - Establish Green Street, south side, from Montgomery Street to 
31.5 feet easterly. 

Parking Meter Area No. 3 (2-hour parking time limit, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through 
Saturday) - Establish 






Berry Street, both sides, between 3 rd and 7 th Streets; 
Channel, both sides, between 4 th and 6 th Streets; 

Channel, both sides, south of the Commons Street roundabout to Mariposa Street; 
Mission Bay Street, both sides, between 4 th and North Common Streets; 
Mission Rock Street, both sides, between 4 th Street and Terry A. Francois Boulevard; 
Rincon Street, both sides, between Mission Bay Street and Terry A. Francois Boulevard; 
North Common Street, north side, between Owens Street and Terry A. Francois Boulevard; 
South Common Street, south side, between Owens Street and Terry A. Francois Boulevard; 
South Street, both sides, between 3 ld Street and Terry A. Francois Boulevard; 
Mariposa Street, both sides, between Illinois and Pennsylvania Streets; 
Bay Mud Street, both sides, between Rincon and North Common Streets; 
4 th Street, both sides, between Channel and Mariposa Street; 

Terry A. Francois Boulevard, both sides, between Mission Rock and Mariposa Streets; 
3 rd Street, west side, from 16 th Street to Mariposa Street; and 
King Street, both sides, between 5 and Berry Streets. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Approves the amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding with the Transport Workers 
Union, Local 250-A rescinding the amendment approved by Board Resolution No. 02-067 which 
provided for reduction of the city's contribution to the employees retirement system by 2.75% from July 
1, 2002 to close of business June 30, 2003 and payment of an ongoing 1% premium to employees 
commencing July 1, 2003. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
amendment.)(MUNI) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $400,000 in grant funding from the 
California Department of Transportation to establish a Motorist Information System which will enable 
DPT and Caltrans to provide traffic information along the Doyle Drive approach to the Golden Gate 
Bridge. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $360,000 in grant funding from the 
Hazard Elimination Safety Program to implement emergency vehicle systems at the most critical 
intersections in order to improve emergency response time and traffic safety. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request for Proposal for Contract No. MR-1195, 
Paratransit Debit Card System, to evaluate and interview proposers, select the highest-ranking 
proposer, and to negotiate a contract for developing, acquiring, installing and implementing an 
integrated Paratransit Debit Card System for a period of up to five years. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, financial plan and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.7) Authorizing naming the MUNI right of way at Mission & Steuart as "Don Chee Way", installing 
a Memorial plaque on the last Fisherman's Wharf stop of the F-Line, and renaming PCC Car No. 1893 
as the Don Chee Shuttle. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 



REGULAR CALENDAR 
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Adopting the Employee Relations Operating Resolution covering employees in service critical 
classifications. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

12. Authorizing execution of Contract No. CS-134, As-Needed Systems Engineering Services, with 
Systra Consulting, Inc., to provide professional systems engineering services for a total contract amount 
not to exceed $750,000, and for a term not to exceed two years. . (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, agreement and financial plan.) 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute Modification No. 4 to Contract No. 888, Procurement of 
Standard and Articulated Coaches, with ETI, in an amount not to exceed $4,159,795, for a total contract 
amount not to exceed $191,728,1 13.89. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
amendment and financial plan.) 

14. Authorizing the Director of Transportation to execute Amendment No. 6 to Contract CS-123, 
Professional Design and Support Services for Muni Metro Third Street Light Rail Project, with WPK 
Third Street Consultants, by an amount not to exceed $2,417,159 for additional engineering design, 
technical construction support services and to develop and implement a community employment 
outreach program for the Third Street LRT Project, for a total contract amount not to exceed 
$9,981,206, with no extension of time. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
amendment and financial plan.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to conduct a 
closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3) the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following cases: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant (3) As plaintiff 



5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Trisha Fujimori vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #322273 filed on 6/20/01 in the amount of $165,000 
Jennie T. Laird vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #317963 filed on 1/9/01 in the amount of $350,000 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

.MINUTES 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2002 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



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Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
Enid Lim 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing 
electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible for the ringing or 
use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices may be removed from the 
meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the September 17, 2002 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Kasolas-absent). 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Director Vaughns recognized Chairman Flynn for receiving the APTA "Board Member of the Year" award 
and asked that the event program be placed in the archives. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Release of an amendment to Muni's 2002-2021 SRTP for public review in response to the Bayview 
Advocates Settlement Agreement 
-Ongoing Activities 

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Director Burns announced the release of a draft amendment to the 2002-2021 SRTP for public review and 
comment in accordance with the Bayview Advocates settlement. The amendment is on the website and was 
distributed to over 300 interested parties. As part of the public review process, the board will hold a public 
hearing at the Nov. 5 meeting. The board will consider adoption of the amendment at the December 3 
meeting. 

Director Burns gave an update on the FY2002-2003 Operating budget which forecasts a shortfall of $12.5 
million for this year, which includes a revenue deficit and over expenditure in certain areas. Immediate steps 
are being taken and include a hiring freeze and curtailment of discretionary expenses. Burns is confident 
that Muni will be within budget by the end of the fiscal year without increased fares or significant service 
reductions. There may be some minor service reductions. 

The 19 th Annual Safe Driver Awards Banquet was held. Directors Black, Lim and Vaughns attended and 
saw 312 operators with 15 to 37 years of accident free driving honored. Thanks go to the JLMB who 
organized the event with Muni. 

The 39 th Annual Cable Car Bell Ringing Competition will be held on Thursday, October 17. The event will 
be at noon in Union Square and is sponsored by the Union Square Association and Viacom. 

On Tuesday, October 29, The California Palace of the Legion of Honor will host "Transportation Night". 
This event is open to Muni, DPT and Taxi Commission employees and their families at a reduced 
admission. Thanks go to Director Black for encouraging this event. 

Director Bums played the video of the APTA Awards Breakfast showing Chairman Flynn's award 
presentation. 

Fred Hamdun presented the MTA Special Recognition Award to Parking Control Officer Daniel Elzie. Mr. 
Elzie has been a PCO since 1990 and followed in his father's footsteps. Recently he took swift action to 
save the lives of residents when he saw smoke billowing from a house. After he contacted the Fire 
Department, he entered the building to alert the residents who all escaped safely. He represents the best the 
City has to offer. Mr. Elzie thanked the department for the award adding that he did it because help was 
needed and it was the thing to do. Chairman Flynn offered congratulations on behalf of the board. 

Mr. Hamdun reviewed the activities of Car Free Day, calling it a success due to the joint cooperation of 
many city agencies. Also during Fleet Week and the Playoffs, PCO's were out in force to insure safe and 
smooth operation of events. The Meter Replacement Project is on schedule and on-track 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

CAC Chairman Dan Murphy reported that the CAC continues to work on improving the processes of the 
council to make better and more efficient use of staff time. He reviewed a number of recommendations they 
have made, including an Interim plan for the Phelan Loop, continuance of Alternate Fuel testing, 
improvements to Metro, adding another line to "Proof of Payment", eliminating the Willard Stop on the N- 
Judah and to insure adequate weekday peak service by not removing too many coaches for special events. 
(Chairman Flynn noted that all items have been turned over to Director Burns for his consideration.) 



9. Public Comment 

Richard Midgett appeared before the board to address the issue of the 9-San Bruno driver who brandished 
weapon on July 28. He has been in communication with Fred Stephens and Muni and believes this to be a 
qualified threat. He would like to know what will happen to driver who brandished weapon and if the MTA 
will do anything. (Muni General Manager Fred Stephens reported that the appropriate steps were taken and 
that Muni has gone as far as they could.) 

Roger Bazeley, SF PTA, thanked Muni staff for their rapid response to issues raised regarding school and 
student safety. He continues to be concerned about the lack of funding for crosswalks. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD 
ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, 
AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN 
NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. There will 
be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, in which 
event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or will be 
available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Kim Pham Nguyen vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01T12361 filed on 4/29/03 in the amount of $6,000 
James Jordan Knopf vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 0203523 filed on 5/14/02 in the amount of $7,520.75 
Tema Goldberg vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0203358 filed on 4/26/02 in the amount of $1 1,031.54 
Sheldon Lee vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 0203755 filed on 5/29/02 in the amount of $12,500 
Virginia Luick vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 01T01451 filed on 1/15/02 in the amount of $14,250 
Raquel Sainz vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #406701 filed on 3/27/02 in the amount of $20,000 
Pamela Young vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #407338 filed on 4/30/02 in the amount of $50,000 
Dennis Lumsey vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #319516, filed on 3/9/01 in the amount of $80,000 

RESOLUTION 02-1 14 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

Perpendicular (90-degree angle) Parking - Establish Van Dyke Street, south side, from the east end of the 
easternmost driveway of 1355 Van Dyke Street to frigalls Street. 

Residential Permit Parking Area "S" (2 -hour time limit, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday) - 
Establish 23rd Street, both sides, between Castro and Noe Streets (4000 block). 



Perpendicular (90-degree angle) Parking - Establish Curtis and Rolph Streets, along the traffic island, south 
side, from the east end to 17 feet westerly (17-foot zone). 

Bicycle Lanes - Establish Golden Gate Avenue, westbound from Masonic to Parker Avenues; and Golden 
Gate Avenue, eastbound from Masonic Avenue to 130 feet westerly. 

Residential Permit Parking Area "U" (1-hour time limit, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Everyday) - Establish 906 and 
925 Howard Street, between 5 th and 6 th Streets. 

Tow- Away, No Stopping Anytime - Rescind The Embarcadero, east side, between Harrison and Howard 
Streets. (The previously legislated peak Tow- Away hours of 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. will 
remain in effect.) 

Muni Bus Zones - Establish The Embarcadero, east side, from Folsom Street to 100 feet northerly. 

Muni Bus Zone - Extend Fulton Street at Park Presidio Boulevard, extending the #5 inbound bus zone to 
120 feet in length. 

Unmetered Motorcycle Parking - Establish Green Street, south side, from Montgomery Street to 31 .5 feet 
easterly. 

Parking Meter Area No. 3 (2-hour parking time limit, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday) - 
Establish 

Berry Street, both sides, between 3 and 7 Streets; 

Channel, both sides, between 4 th and 6 th Streets; 

Channel, both sides, south of the Commons Street roundabout to Mariposa Street; 

Mission Bay Street, both sides, between 4 th and North Common Streets; 

Mission Rock Street, both sides, between 4 th Street and Terry A. Francois Boulevard; 

Rincon Street, both sides, between Mission Bay Street and Terry A. Francois Boulevard; 

North Common Street, north side, between Owens Street and Terry A. Francois Boulevard; 

South Common Street, south side, between Owens Street and Terry A. Francois Boulevard; 

South Street, both sides, between 3 rd Street and Terry A. Francois Boulevard; 

Mariposa Street, both sides, between Illinois and Pennsylvania Streets; 

Bay Mud Street, both sides, between Rincon and North Common Streets; 

4 th Street, both sides, between Channel and Mariposa Street; 

Terry A. Francois Boulevard, both sides, between Mission Rock and Mariposa Streets; 

3 rd Street, west side, from 16 th Street to Mariposa Street; and 

King Street, both sides, between 5 th and Berry Streets. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 02-1 15 

(10.3) Approves the amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding with the Transport Workers Union, 
Local 250-A rescinding the amendment approved by Board Resolution No. 02-067 which provided for 
reduction of the city's contribution to the employees retirement system by 2.75% from July 1, 2002 to close 

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of business June 30, 2003 and payment of an ongoing 1% premium to employees commencing July 1, 2003. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.)(MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 02-1 16 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $400,000 in grant funding from the 
California Department of Transportation to establish a Motorist Information System which will enable DPT 
and Caltrans to provide traffic information along the Doyle Drive approach to the Golden Gate Bridge. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 02-1 17 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $360,000 in grant funding from the Hazard 
Elimination Safety Program to implement emergency vehicle systems at the most critical intersections in 
order to improve emergency response time and traffic safety. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 02-1 18 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request for Proposal for Contract No. MR-1195, Paratransit 
Debit Card System, to evaluate and interview proposers, select the highest-ranking proposer, and to 
negotiate a contract for developing, acquiring, installing and implementing an integrated Paratransit Debit 
Card System for a period of up to five years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, financial plan 
and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 02-1 19 

(10.7) Authorizing naming the MUNI right of way at Mission & Steuart as "Don Chee Way", installing a 
Memorial plaque on the last Fisherman's Wharf stop of the F-Line, and renaming PCC Car No. 1893 as the 
Don Chee Shuttle. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 02-120 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas 

Chairman Flynn asked that claims cases be clearer with respect to operator discipline. 

Director Burns introduced Eunice Chee, Don's wife and brother, Tom who were in the audience and thanke 
them for coming this evening. 



REGULAR CALENDAR 
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Adopting the Employee Relations Operating Resolution covering employees in service critical 
classifications. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

Diana Buchbinder presented the staff report. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-121 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT -Kasolas 

12. Authorizing execution of Contract No. CS-134, As-Needed Systems Engineering Services, with Systra 
Consulting, Inc., to provide professional systems engineering services for a total contract amount not to exceed 
$750,000, and for a term not to exceed two years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
agreement and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

Chairman Flynn reminded staff that subcontractors could not be substituted without board approval. Director 
Bums said that that provision was written into the contract. 

RESOLUTION 02-122 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT -Kasolas 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute Modification No. 4 to Contract No. 888, Procurement of Standard 
and Articulated Coaches, with ETI, in an amount not to exceed $4,159,795, for a total contract amount not 
to exceed $191,728,1 13.89. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, amendment and 
financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-123 



On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas 

14. Authorizing the Director of Transportation to execute Amendment No. 6 to Contract CS-123, 
Professional Design and Support Services for Muni Metro Third Street Light Rail Project, with WPK Third 
Street Consultants, by an amount not to exceed $2,417,159 for additional engineering design, technical 
construction support services and to develop and implement a community employment outreach program for 
the Third Street LRT Project, for a total contract amount not to exceed $9,981,206, with no extension of 
time. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, amendment and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-124 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 
Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 4:55 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 



Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Mike Kasolas 
Enid Lim 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Fred Hamdun, Deputy Director of Parking & Traffic 

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Lorraine Fuqua, Special Assistant 

Ron Szeto, Acting Director, Parking Authority 

Jerry Romani, Principal Real Property Officer 

Steve Lee, Principal Administrative Analyst 

Steve Bell, Contracts Manager 

Julia Dawson, Deputy Director, Finance 

Louise Simpson, Deputy City Attorney 

Vince Hams, Deputy General Manager, Construction 

Lou Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Operations 

Dennis Tsai, Program Manager 

Ben Leung, Project Manager 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to conduct a closed 
session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Kasolas-absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3) the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following cases: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant (3) As plaintiff 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action on 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Trisha Fujimori vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #322273 filed on 6/20/01 in the amount of $165,000 

RESOLUTION 02-125 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

Jennie T. Laird vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #317963 filed on 1/9/01 in the amount of $350,000 

RESOLUTION 02-126 

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On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed session 
was adjourned at 5:50 p.m. 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss the Fujimori and Laird cases 
with the city attorney. The board voted unanimously to settle the cases. They also met with the 
city attorney to discuss anticipated litigation with the city as defendant in three matters. There was 
no action taken. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:50 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation Agency 
Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals 
and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 16.520 - 16.534] to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please 
contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone 
(415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/etlucs. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of §an Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2002 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV - 1 2002 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE -SUITE 3 34 -SAN FRANC IS CO-CA. 94102-45 24 
ffi(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
l Carlton B. Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts, to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us^dsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-October 15, 2002 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Quarterly EEO Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Annette Goodman vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #315443 filed on 9/28/00 in the amount of $1,500 
Terry Huey vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0202764 filed on 3/7/02 in the amount of $5016.41 
Daniel Sartor vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #401601 filed on 11/21/01 in the amount of $5,250 
Daniel Ortiz vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0300599 filed on 8/19/02 in the amount of $5,602.01 
Margaretha Hamburger vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0300375 filed on 7/30/02 in the amount 

of $6,604.46 
Pamela Snell vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01T1406 filed on 7/26/02 in the amount of $6,744.37 
Roberto Mascilongo vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01B17961 filed on 6/14/02 in the amount of $7,0C 
David Kazak vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01S03261 filed on 7/10/02 in the amount of $14,500 
Mary Cheng vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01T0692 filed on 5/28/02 in the amount of $24,900 
(MUNI) 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

Tow-Away, No Stopping Anytime - Establish Mason Street, west side, from Beach Street to 
22 feet southerly; and California Street, both sides, from Van Ness Avenue to 55 feet 
westerly (two 55-foot zones). 

Tow- Away, No Stopping Anytime - Rescind Mission Street, south side, from 60 feet to 140 
feet east of 11 th Street. 

No Parking Anytime - Rescind and Tow- Away, No Parking Anytime - Establish Meacham 
Place, both sides, between Post Street and south terminus. 

Tall Vehicle (Over Six Feet) Restriction - Establish Bayshore Boulevard, east side, from 
Egbert Avenue to 100 feet northerly and to 100 feet southerly; Bayshore Boulevard, east side, 
from Fitzgerald Avenue to 100 feet northerly and to 100 feet southerly; and Bayshore 
Boulevard, west side, south of Fitzgerald Avenue, from the north end of the south crosswalk 
to 100 feet northerly (opposite the stem of this t-intersection). 

Unmetered Motorcycle Parking - Establish Taylor Street, east side, from three feet to 6.5 feet 
south of the driveway at 1434 Taylor Street (accommodating one motorcycle parking stall). 

Sidewalk Width Reduction - Establish Division Street, between 8 th and King Streets, from 15 
feet to 13.7 feet (conforms to existing sidewalk width). 

No Parking Anytime - Rescind and Tow- Away, No Stopping Anytime - Establish Plymouth 
Avenue, east side, from Ocean Avenue to 96 feet northerly; and Faxon Avenue, east side, 
from Ocean Avenue to 170 feet northerly. 

Parking Meter Area No. 3 (1-hour Parking Time Limit, 9 AM - 6 PM, Monday Through 
Saturday) - Establish 24 Street, north side, from 65 feet to 107 feet west of Castro Street; 



and 24 th Street, south side, from Castro Street to 143 feet westerly. 

No Parking, 7 AM to 6 PM, Except Sundays - Rescind Green (Short-Term Parking) Zone - 
Establish Powell Street, east side, from 10 feet to 55 feet south of Pine Street. 

One-Hour Parking Meters, 8 AM to 6 PM, Monday Through Saturday - Establish Bosworth 
Street, north side, between Arlington and Diamond Streets. 

Residential Permit Parking Area "D" (Two-Hour Time Limit, 7 AM - 6 PM, Monday 
Through Friday) - Establish Arlington Street, east side, between Bosworth and Wilder 
Streets. 

Two-Hour Parking Restrictions, 8 AM - 6 PM, Monday Through Friday (Three-Month Trial) 
- Establish Bosworth Street, south side, between 1-280 southbound on-ramp and Lyell 
Street; and Bosworth Street, north side, between Arlington and Lyell Streets. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Public hearing on amendments to Muni's 2002-2021 SRTP for public review in response to 
the Bayview Advocates Settlement Agreement. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and plan.) 

12. Authorizing the Director to execute the Amendment #5 to Contract No. CS-1 16, Design 
and Construction Support Services for Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and 
Operations Facility with AGS and Gannett Fleming, in the amount of $81,638, for a total 
contract amount not to exceed $8,773,753. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, amendment and financial plan.) 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

13. Establishing Arago Street as One- Way (northbound) between Havelock and Paulding Streets. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

14. Adopting the North and South Bernal Heights Traffic Calming Plans. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, plans and resolution.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 



2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action 
on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Kay Skvorc vs CCSF Superior Ct. #402546 filed on 12/18/01 in the amount of $125,000 

Robert Blackiston vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #309404 filed on 4/21/00 in the amount of $220,000 

Seth Bertram vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #316096 filed on 10/24/00 in the amount of $450,000 

Ferguson Enterprises vs. Tank Protect Engineering, Jafar Farhoomand, City and County 
of San Francisco, et al., Superior Ct. # 402407, filed on 12/28/01 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

(5.1) Approval of settlement between the City and County of San Francisco and Proven 
Management Inc. in settlement of a contractual dispute regarding Municipal Railway Contract 
No. MR-1 148, requiring the following: (1) payment of $1.2 Million to Proven, (2) release of 
progress payments in the amounts of $239,841 and $338,105.70 to Proven, (3) extension of 
substantial completion dates by 21 1 calendar days for Mission Creek work, 192 calendar days 
for Islais Creek work, and 192 calendar days for final contract completion, and (4) waiver by 
Proven of certain delay and impact costs related to contract completion milestones and 
completion of Bore No. 3. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 



16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

17. Approving Contract Modification No. 1 to Contract No. MR- 1 148, Third Street Light Rail 
Transit - Ductbanks at Mission Creek and Islais Creek, with ProVen Management, which 
incorporates the Settlement Agreement, increases the contract amount by $1,450,000 for a total 
contract amount not to exceed $6,847,500, extends the time to substantially complete the 
Mission Creek ductbank work by 21 1 calendar days, extends the time to substantially complete 
the Islais Creek ductbank work by 192 calendar days, and extends the time to finally complete all 
contract work by 192 calendar days. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
contract modification and financial plan.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



^MINUTES 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2002 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV 1 4 2002 

SAN FRANCISCO 
IuBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
ffi(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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SAN FRANCISCO 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynii called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Mike Casey 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
Enid Lim 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Shirley Breyer Black 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the October 15, 2002 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
Approved (Black-absent). 

5. Communications 

The board secretary announced that Item 13, Establishing Arago St. as One- Way had been 
removed from the agenda at the request of staff. In addition, the Russian Hill Place parking 
modification was not on the agenda and had been continued indefinitely at the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Special Recognition Award 



-Quarterly EEO Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

Director Bums recognized Melvin Clark as the November Special Recognition Awardee. Mr. 
Clark, from Muni's Green Division, is known as "Mr. F-Line". He's received many 
commendations since he began driving in 1989. Mr. Clark is personable, helpful and always 
goes the extra mile for the F-line. The Fishermans Wharf Business Association noted that Mr. 
Clark was a model operator. Mr. Clark thanked everyone for selecting him noting that since 
Director Bums' arrival, Muni has made major improvements. Chairman Flynn acknowledged 
Mr. Clark on behalf of the board. 

Director Bums announced that Gigi Harrington had received the Municipal Fiscal Advisory 
Council's award for excellence in public management. 

Reporting on the World Series Baseball Service, Mr. Bums noted that he is proud on behalf of 
DPT and Mum to have gotten people to and from 87 home games. The post-season games were 
particularly challenging as the crowds came early and stayed late. Thanks are due to all Muni 
and DPT employees. 

The goal of the 78-Bayview Shuttle was to provide residents with access to important health 
destinations such as hospitals, clinics and markets, however with an average of only 3 passengers 
per trip, this service may end. This was started as a 6-month pilot project. Muni will decide at 
the end of December whether to continue the service. Muni will initiate another effort to market 
this service. 

Staff has been working with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to allow them to delay 
capital project funding to use the monies for preventive maintenance. Muni is under serious 
budget pressure this fiscal year and next and staff is implementing numerous initiatives to stay 
within budget. This year all Bay Area transit properties are working with MTC to use the money 
for preventive maintenance. Mr. Bums will keep the board updated on the status of the budget. 

The Board of Supervisors is considering an increase in the taximeter rate of about 10%. This 
could increase the cost of paratransit services. Staff is working with the Board of Supervisors 
and cab companies to mitigate the impact of this potential increase. 

The first annual retiree luncheon will be held on Friday, November 8 with over 50 retirees 
expected to attend. This event is the result of the Mission Vision Values process. The board is 
invited to attend. 

Vemon Crawley, Manager, EEO Division reviewed the highlights of the quarterly EEO report. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

No report was made. 

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9. Public Comment 

Barry Taranto discussed a few items including the taxi stand at 2 nd and Townsend, and the long 
delays to pay parking citations. He commended PCO Officer #237 and suggested that staff talk 
to cab drivers regarding the meter rates. He noted that there is a cab company in town that has 
two ramped taxis but aren't providing transportation for people with disabilities. 

Roger Bazeley, SF PTA, suggested that Muni make the cable car uniforms more visible to 
motorists and suggested they use a portable stop sign or a flashing beacon. He suggested the use 
of white ladder crosswalks at key intersections to improve motorist awareness and requested 
student ridership statistics. He has a letter of reference for the Pedestrian Safety CAC. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Annette Goodman vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #315443 filed on 9/28/00 in the amount of $1,500 
Terry Huey vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0202764 filed on 3/7/02 in the amount of $5,016.41 
Daniel Sartor vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #401601 filed on 11/21/01 in the amount of $5,250 
Daniel Ortiz vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0300599 filed on 8/19/02 in the amount of $5,602.01 
Margaretha Hamburger vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0300375 filed on 7/30/02 in the amount 

of $6,604.46 
Pamela Snell vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01T1406 filed on 7/26/02 in the amount of $6,744.37 
Roberto Mascilongo vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01B17961 filed on 6/14/02 in the amount of $7,C 
David Kazak vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01S03261 filed on 7/10/02 in the amount of $14,500 
Mary Cheng vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01T0692 filed on 5/28/02 in the amount of $24,900 (MU1 

RESOLUTION 02-127 



(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

Tow- Away, No Stopping Anytime - Establish Mason Street, west side, from Beach Street to 
22 feet southerly; and California Street, both sides, from Van Ness Avenue to 55 feet 
westerly (two 55-foot zones). 

Tow- Away, No Stopping Anytime - Rescind Mission Street, south side, from 60 feet to 140 
feet east of 11 th Street. 

No Parking Anytime - Rescind and Tow- Away, No Parking Anytime - Establish Meacham 
Place, both sides, between Post Street and south terminus. 

Tall Vehicle (Over Six Feet) Restriction - Establish Bayshore Boulevard, east side, from 
Egbert Avenue to 100 feet northerly and to 100 feet southerly; Bayshore Boulevard, east side, 
from Fitzgerald Avenue to 100 feet northerly and to 100 feet southerly; and Bayshore 
Boulevard, west side, south of Fitzgerald Avenue, from the north end of the south crosswalk 
to 100 feet northerly (opposite the stem of this t-intersection). 

Unmetered Motorcycle Parking - Establish Taylor Street, east side, from three feet to 6.5 feet 
south of the driveway at 1434 Taylor Street (accommodating one motorcycle parking stall). 

Sidewalk Width Reduction - Establish Division Street, between 8 th and King Streets, from 15 
feet to 13.7 feet (conforms to existing sidewalk width). 

No Parking Anytime - Rescind and Tow- Away, No Stopping Anytime - Establish Plymouth 
Avenue, east side, from Ocean Avenue to 96 feet northerly; and Faxon Avenue, east side, 
from Ocean Avenue to 170 feet northerly. 

Parking Meter Area No. 3 (1-hour Parking Time Limit, 9 AM - 6 PM, Monday Through 
Saturday) - Establish 24 th Street, north side, from 65 feet to 107 feet west of Castro Street; 
and 24 th Street, south side, from Castro Street to 143 feet westerly. 

No Parking, 7 AM to 6 PM, Except Sundays - Rescind Green (Short-Term Parking) Zone - 
Establish Powell Street, east side, from 10 feet to 55 feet south of Pine Street. 

One-Hour Parking Meters, 8 AM to 6 PM, Monday Through Saturday - Establish Bosworth 
Street, north side, between Arlington and Diamond Streets. 

Residential Permit Parking Area "D" (Two-Hour Time Limit, 7 AM - 6 PM, Monday 
Through Friday) - Establish Arlington Street, east side, between Bosworth and Wilder 
Streets. 

Two-Hour Parking Restrictions, 8 AM - 6 PM, Monday Through Friday (Three-Month Trial) 
- Establish Bosworth Street, south side, between 1-280 southbound on-ramp and Lyell 



Street; and Bosworth Street, north side, between Arlington and Lyell Streets. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 02-128 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT -Black 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Public hearing on amendments to Muni's 2002-2021 SRTP for public review in response to 
the Bayview Advocates Settlement Agreement. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and plan.) 

Jose Cisneros presented the staff report. These amendments are in compliance with the 
Earthjustice lawsuit. Over 550 copies were mailed, with the document also available on-line. 
Public comment will close on November 8 th and the amendments will be submitted to MTC by 
the end of the year, following MTA Board approval. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Schonbrunn, Transdef, is happy to say that this is wonderful piece of work. He is pleased 
to see a plan that will allow Muni to hit its stride. He thinks that providing more funds for Muni 
will help clean the air in the Bay Area. He would like to see a more specific timeline for the Bus 
Rapid Transit Project and would like to see "Proof of Payment" implemented as soon as possible. 
Transdef is doing their best to bring more funds to Muni. 

Peter Ehrlich, Green transit operator, asked to see the details of some of the projects, particularly 
those that affect F and E-line. He thinks that MTC has been shirking its duties as a regional 
overseer of the Bay Area and applauds Muni for coming up with this plan. (Mr. Burns asked Mr. 
Ehrlich to send him an e-mail). 

Anne Harper, staff attorney for Earthjustice, complimented staff on the SRTP amendment as it 
fulfills all the requirements of the settlement. She noted three minor issues. For each project she 
asked for current ridership statistics, an analysis of projected ridership increases and for a 
detailed timeline. 



12. Authorizing the Director to execute the Amendment #5 to Contract No. CS-1 16, Design 
and Construction Support Services for Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and 
Operations Facility with AGS and Gannett Fleming, in the amount of $81,638, for a total 
contract amount not to exceed $8,773,753. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, amendment and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-129 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT -Black 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

13. Establishing Arago Street as One-Way (northbound) between Havelock and Paulding Streets. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

This item was removed from the agenda at the request of the Department of Parking and Traffic. 

14. Adopting the North and South Bernal Heights Traffic Calming Plans. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, plans and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-130 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT -Black 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 4:54 p.m. 



2. Roll Call 

Present: Mike Casey 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
Enid Lim 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Shirley Breyer Black 

Also present: Michael T. Bums, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Vince Harris, DGM, Construction 
Rob Stone, Deputy City Attorney 
Louise Simpson, Deputy City Attorney 
Fred Stephens, General Manager 
Louis Johnson, Deputy General Manager 
Ken Jew, Manager of Project Managers 
John Funghi, Project Manager 
Drew Howard, Project Manager 
Dennis Tsai, Program Manager 
Ben Leung, Project Manager 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Black-absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action 
on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Kay Skvorc vs. CCSF Superior Ct. #402546 filed on 12/18/01 in the amount of $125,000 

RESOLUTION 02-131 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flyiin, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT: Black 

Robert Blackiston vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #309404 filed on 4/21/00 in the amount of $220,000 

RESOLUTION 02-132 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT: Black 

Seth Bertram vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #316096 filed on 10/24/00 in the amount of $450,000 

RESOLUTION 02-133 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT: Black 

Ferguson Enterprises vs. Tank Protect Engineering, Jafar Farhoomand, City and County 
of San Francisco, et al., Superior Ct. # 402407, filed on 12/28/01 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

(5.1) Approval of settlement between the City and County of San Francisco and Proven 
Management hie. in settlement of a contractual dispute regarding Municipal Railway Contract 
No. MR-1 148, requiring the following: (1) payment of $1.2 Million to Proven, (2) release of 
progress payments in the amounts of $239,841 and $338,105.70 to Proven, (3) extension of 
substantial completion dates by 21 1 calendar days for Mission Creek work, 192 calendar days 
for Islais Creek work, and 192 calendar days for final contract completion, and (4) waiver by 



Proven of certain delay and impact costs related to contract completion milestones and 
completion of Bore No. 3. 

RESOLUTION 02-134 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT: Black 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 5:20 p.m. 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss the Skvorc, Blackiston, 
Bertram and Ferguson cases with the city attorney. The board voted unanimously to settle the 
Skvorc, Blackiston, and Bertram cases. There was no action taken on the Ferguson case. The 
board also met in closed session to discuss the Proven Settlement. They voted unanimously to 
approve the settlement. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Black-absent). 

17. Approving Contract Modification No. 1 to Contract No. MR- 1 148, Third Street Light Rail 
Transit - Ductbanks at Mission Creek and Islais Creek, with ProVen Management, which 
incorporates the Settlement Agreement, increases the contract amount by $1,450,000 for a total 
contract amount not to exceed $6,847,500, extends the time to substantially complete the 
Mission Creek ductbank work by 21 1 calendar days, extends the time to substantially complete 
the Islais Creek ductbank work by 1 92 calendar days, and extends the time to finally complete all 
contract work by 192 calendar days. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
contract modification and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-135 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT: Black 



ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:22 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of ^an Francisco 



^NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2002 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV 1 4 2002 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRAN CISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
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materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

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should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

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prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

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Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
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Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 



1. Call to Order 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 



2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Service Standards Report 

-Quarterly Report on Key Capital Projects 

-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



Beverly McGriff vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #183984 filed on 12/5/00 for $1,214.80 

Alejandro Nieto vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #1791 10 filed on 6/21/00 for $2,000 

Ruth Tuckey vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #179750 filed on 7/17/00 for $2,020 

State Farm Mutual vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #408387 filed on 5/28/02 for $2,600 

Tania Holm vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #186580 filed on 3/12/01 for $2,700 

Allstate Insurance vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #400966 filed on 1 1/6/01 for $4,200 

Angela Marie Washington vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #03B60181 filed on 9/26/02 for $6,370 

Susan Rondoni vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01S01111 filed on 12/18/01 for $6,500 

Marat Faberov vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #401826 filed on 1 1/29/01 for $10,000 

Arnold Lazarus vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #997286 filed on 8/18/98 for $45,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

Angled (45 degree angle) parking - rescind angled (60 degree angle) parking and establish 
2400 block of Broadway, north side, between Pierce and Steiner Streets. 

Tow-away, no stopping anytime - establish San Jose Avenue, south side, from 52 feet to 95 
feet south of Theresa Street. 

Residential permit parking area "Y" (2-hour time limit, April to October, 9 am to 10 pm, 
Monday through Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday; November to March, 9 am to 
6 pm, Monday through Saturday) - establish 200 block of Brannan Street, south side, 
between Colin P. Kelly, Jr. and Delancey Streets. 

Residential permit parking area "Z" (2-hour time limit, 8 am - 6 pm, Monday through 
Friday) - Establish Cesar Chavez Street, south side, from Guerrero Street to 84 feet 
easterly (3600 block). 

Residential Permit Parking Area "V" (2-Hour Time Limit, 8 am - 6 pm, Monday Through 
Friday) - Establish Mount Vernon Avenue, both sides, between Del Monte and Ellington 
Avenues and; Ellington Avenue, both sides, between Mount Vernon Avenue and east 
terminus. 

Residential Permit Parking Area "U" (1-Hour Time Limit, 8 am - 10 pm, Everyday) - 
Establish 147 Stillman Street. 

Tow- Away, No Parking Anytime - Establish 100 Block of Bache Street, South Terminus, 
From 10 Feet East Of West Property Line To 22 Feet Easterly. 

Unmetered Motorcycle Parking - Establish Gallagher Lane, from 2.5 feet to 20 feet south 
of Tehama Street. 

One-Hour Parking Time Limit From 7 am To 6 pm, Except Sunday - Establish Gallagher 
Lane, East Side, From 18 To 120 Feet North of Clementina Street. 

One- Way (Westbound) Street - Establish Tehama Street, from Gallagher Lane to 5th Street. 



No Parking Anytime - Rescind Tow-Away, No Parking Anytime and Establish Tehama 
Street, Both Sides, Between 5th Street And Gallagher Lane. 

Special Truck Loading Zone, One-Hour Time Limit, 7 am To 6 pm, Monday Through 
Saturday; Tow-Away, No Parking All Other Times - Establish Tehama Street, north side, 
from 67 feet to 124 feet east of 5th Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Approving the sale of Car No. 96 to the City of Issaquah, Washington, and authorizing 
the Director to execute the sale agreement pending approval by the Board of Supervisors. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.4) Approving the one-month license agreement at the Performing Arts Garage commercial 
space with the San Francisco Ballet for the amount of $1,500. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, agreement and resolution.) (PA) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend funding from the TFCA Regional Funds in 
the amount of $1,123,364 for the Transit Bus Traffic Signal Prioritization; partial funding for 15 
CNG or Hybrid Electric Vehicles; and Installation of Bicycle Racks on 50 Vehicles. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.6) Authorizes the Director to accept and expend $1,093,110 in federal Section 5309 capital 
assistance for the Metro East Light Rail Maintenance Facility. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

11. Approving the lease between the Parking Authority and Premier Retail Networks for the 
243-245 Third Street commercial storefront at the Moscone Center Garage on a month-to-month 
basis for a maximum of 24 months at $2,200 per month. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, lease and resolution.) 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

12. Fixing the wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 9163 at $23.99 per hour, 
retroactive to July 1, 2002 and fixing the wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 
9163, at $24.56 per hour effective February 1, 2003. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) 

13. Awarding Contract No. CS-138, Professional Engineering and Other Support Services for 
Muni Metro Third Street Light Rail Project: New Central Subway, to the Joint Venture of 
Parsons Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas and PGH Wong Engineering for an amount not to 
exceed $29,800,000 and a term not to exceed five years, pending approval by the Civil Service 



Commission and the Board of Supervisors. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
selection committee report, agreement, resolution and financial plan.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Approving settlement of Lisa Mixon vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #316288, filed on 10/31/00 
in the amount of $450,000 

(4.2) Discussion of CCSF vs. Pick Your Part Auto Wrecking (dba The City Tow), Superior 

Ct. #322841 filed on 7/12/01 

(4.3) Discussion of CCSF et al. vs. Tutor Saliba et al., U.S. District Ct. #C025286, filed on 

11/1/02 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

.MINUTES 

Tuesday, November 19, 2002 

room 400, city hall 
1 carlton b. goodlett plaza 



REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 

NOV 2 6 2ZZ2 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRAN CISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
ffi(41 5) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynii called the meeting to order at 4:06 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
Enid Lim 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the November 5, 2002 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Casey, Kasolas-absent). 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Service Standards Report 

-Quarterly Report on Key Capital Projects 

-Ongoing Activities 



Director Bums thanked Directors Lim and Vaughns for attending the Paratransit Coordinating 
Council Annual Meeting. The event was a success. 

Muni is looking at a $12 million dollar shortfall in this year's budget and a $38 million dollar 
shortfall for next year. The city is projecting a shortfall of $ 1 70 million. The Mayor has met with 
department heads and has instructed them to preserve direct services as much as possible and not 
to include new initiatives. They are asking for a 7% reduction below this year's budget, plus an 
additional 5% in contingency program cuts. Mayor Brown has also said that there will be no 
money for wage increases beyond those already negotiated or planned. Staff will be working hard 
to preserve current services. There will be some difficult challenges and decisions to make next 
year but Mr. Burns has confidence that staff will be able to deal with the budget problems. 
This 12% reduction from the general fund contribution brings the total decrease to 20% from two 
years ago. 

Deputy Director Fred Hamdun reported that the Meter Replacement Project is going well. By the 
end of March 2003, all will be installed and operating. He thanked the Enforcement Division for 
the outstanding job they did during the election. 

Deputy Executive Director Lisa Mancini presented the Quarterly Service Standards Service 
Report for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2003. System- wide on-time performance is 70.1%, 
which is a slight dip from last quarter and mostly due to changes in routes. Muni is on target 
with vehicle availability and the reduction in unscheduled absences continues to be a success. 
Muni had a goal of a 2% increase in passengers but saw a 1% decline. Revenues also declined. 

Director Casey noted that the 9-San Bruno line is consistently overloaded with significant pass 
ups. He asked if measures were being taken to address that. Ms. Mancini noted that it's a 
perennial problem with all the most crowded lines. With budget reductions, it's hard to address. 
Director Casey asked for a more comprehensive look at those lines and would like to discuss 
those as priorities. Director Burns said that they will do that as part of the budget process this 
year as it is apparent that there will need to be service adjustments. 

Vince Harris, Deputy General Manager, Construction presented Capital Projects Report. He 
briefed the board on the L-Line Emergency Rail Replacement Project; the Powell/Market 
Turntable Overhaul Project and the Islais Creek Bus Maintenance Project. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, CAC stated that the CAC is working with staff on the way Passenger 
Service Reports are handled. They suggest a better breakdown by category, type and nature to 
more clearly see where they're getting better or worse as it's tricky to interpret. He made three 
policy recommendations to the board including adding a criterion of reducing operating costs 
when prioritizing capital projects; that Muni and DPT commence a pilot program for the 39-Coit 
line and that DPT develop two proposals for reducing sidewalk parking, including a cost analysis 
and report back to the CAC. 



9. Public Comment 

None. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

Beverly McGriff vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #183984 filed on 12/5/00 for $1,214.80 

Alejandro Nieto vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #179110 filed on 6/21/00 for $2,000 

Ruth Tuckey vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #179750 filed on 7/17/00 for $2,020 

State Farm Mutual vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #408387 filed on 5/28/02 for $2,600 

Tania Holm vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #186580 filed on 3/12/01 for $2,700 

Allstate Insurance vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #400966 filed on 11/6/01 for $4,200 

Angela Marie Washington vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #03B60181 filed on 9/26/02 for $6,370 

Susan Rondoni vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01S01111 filed on 12/18/01 for $6,500 

Marat Faberov vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #401826 filed on 11/29/01 for $10,000 

Arnold Lazarus vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #997286 filed on 8/18/98 for $45,000 

RESOLUTION 02-136 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

Rescind angled (45 degree angle) parldng and establish angled (60 degree angle) parking, 
2400 block of Broadway, north side, between Pierce and Steiner streets 

Tow-away, no stopping anytime - establish San Jose Avenue, south side, from 52 feet to 95 
feet south of Theresa Street. 

Residential permit parking area "Y" (2-hour time limit, April to October, 9 am to 10 pm, 
Monday through Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday; November to March, 9 am to 



6 pm, Monday through Saturday) - establish 200 block of Brannan Street, south side, 
between Colin P. Kelly, Jr. and Delancey Streets. 

Residential permit parking area "Z" (2-hour time limit, 8 am - 6 pm, Monday through 
Friday) - Establish Cesar Chavez Street, south side, from Guerrero Street to 84 feet 
easterly (3600 block). 

Residential Permit Parking Area "V" (2-Hour Time Limit, 8 Am - 6 Pm, Monday Through 
Friday) - Establish Mount Vernon Avenue, both sides, between Del Monte and Ellington 
Avenues and; Ellington Avenue, both sides, between Mount Vernon Avenue and east 
terminus. 

Residential Permit Parking Area "U" (1-Hour Time Limit, 8 Am - 10 Pm, Everyday) - 
Establish 147 Stillman Street 

Tow-Away, No Parking Anytime - Establish 100 Block of Bache Street, South Terminus, 
From 10 Feet East Of West Property Line To 22 Feet Easterly. 

Unmetered Motorcycle Parking - Establish Gallagher Lane, from 2.5 feet to 20 feet south 
of Tehama Street. 

One-Hour Parking Time Limit From 7 Am To 6 Pm, Except Sunday - Establish Gallagher 
Lane, East Side, From 18 To 120 Feet North Of Clementina Street. 

One-Way (Westbound) Street - Establish Tehama Street, from Gallagher Lane to 5th Street. 

No Parking Anytime - Rescind Tow- Away, No Parking Anytime and Establish Tehama 
Street, Both Sides, Between 5th Street And Gallagher Lane. 

Special Truck Loading Zone, One-Hour Time Limit, 7 Am To 6 Pm, Monday Through 
Saturday; Tow- Away, No Parking All Other Times - Establish Tehama Street, north side, 
from 67 feet to 124 feet east of 5th Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 02-137 

(10.3) Approving the sale of Car No. 96 to the City of Issaquah, Washington, and authorizing the 
Director to execute the sale agreement pending approval by the Board of Supervisors. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 02-138 

(10.4) Approving the one-month license agreement at the Performing Arts Garage commercial 
space with the San Francisco Ballet for the amount of $1,500. (Explanatory documents include a 



Staff report, agreement and resolution.) (PA) 
RESOLUTION 02-139 

( 1 0.5) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend funding from the TFCA Regional Funds in 
the amount of $1,123,364 for the Transit Bus Traffic Signal Prioritization; partial funding for 15 
CNG or Hybrid Electric Vehicles; and Installation of Bicycle Racks on 50 Vehicles. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 02-140 

(10.6) Authorizes the Director to accept and expend $1,093,1 10 in federal Section 5309 capital 
assistance for the Metro East Light Rail Maintenance Facility. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 02-141 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

Chairman Flynn asked that staff pay closer attention to the settlement reports as they contain 
errors and incomplete information. The reports have to get better. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

1 1 . Approving the lease between the Parking Authority and Premier Retail Networks for the 
243-245 Third Street commercial storefront at the Moscone Center Garage on a month-to-month 
basis for a maximum of 24 months at $2,200 per month. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, lease and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-142 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

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12. Fixing the wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 9163 at $23.99 per hour, 
retroactive to July 1, 2002 and fixing the wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 
9163, at $24.56 per hour effective February 1, 2003. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-143 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

13. Awarding Contract No. CS-138, Professional Engineering and Other Support Services for 
Muni Metro Third Street Light Rail Project: New Central Subway, to the Joint Venture of 
Parsons Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas and PGH Wong Engineering for an amount not to 
exceed $29,800,000 and a term not to exceed five years, pending approval by the Civil Service 
Commission and the Board of Supervisors. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
selection committee report, agreement, resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-143 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 5:08 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
Enid Lim 



James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Fred Hamdun, Deputy Director 
Joanne Hoeper, Deputy City Attorney 
Fred Stephens, General Manager 
Louis Johnson, Deputy General Manager 
Lorraine Fuqua, Special Assistant 
Cecilia Mangoba, Deputy City Attorney 
Michael Leon Guerrero, Deputy City Attorney 
Peter Keith, Deputy City Attorney 
Vernon Crawley, EEO Manager 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Approving settlement of Lisa Mixon vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #316288, filed on 10/31/00 
in the amount of $450,000 

RESOLUTION 02-144 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

(4.2) Discussion of CCSF vs. Pick Your Part Auto Wrecking (dba The City Tow), Superior 

Ct. #322841 filed on 7/12/01 

(4.3) Discussion of CCSF et al. vs. Tutor Saliba et al., U.S. District Ct. #C025286, filed on 
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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2002 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV 2 6 2002 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE -SUITE 334 -SAN F R ANCIS CO-CA. 94102-4524 
®(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)5 54-4143 




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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. ' The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-November 19, 2002 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



Fanners Insurance/Sergio Perez vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 0203825 filed on 6/4/02 for $5,315.76 
Teresa & Chirki Ki Luk vs.CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01T065521 filed on 5/20/02 for $7,848.04 
Gordon Su et. al. vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01T065520 filed on 5/15/02 for $9,040.44 
Maria Suarez vs. CCSF, EEOC #3701200559, filed on 3/27/02 for $15,000 
Angelina Nelson vs. CCSF, EEOC #370A200788, filed on 4/19/02 for $25,000 
Curia Kincaid-Yoshikawa and Mitsu Yoshikawa vs. CCSF et al., Superior Ct. #321445 filed on 7/10/ 
for $85,000 ($75,000 to be reimbursed by Michael Gharib) 

(10.2) Approving the designation of seven street-artist selling spaces at Harvey Milk Plaza, from 
December 4, 2002, through January 15, 2003. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution) (MUNI) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $1 12,000 in FY 02/03 Transportation Fund 
for Clean Air from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to stripe and sign bike lanes on 
Cabrillo Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and map.) (DPT) 

(10.4) Approving the plans and specifications, and authorizing the Director to advertise bid call 
for Contract No. MR-1 187, No 6 Parnassus/No. 7 Haight Trolley Overhead Reconstruction. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Approving the plans and specifications and delegating to the Director of Public Works the 
authority to advertise and award Department of Public Works Contract Specification No. 0439J, 
Van Ness Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements Phase 2; CML-5934 (105), to the lowest 
responsive, responsible bidder. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
financial plan.) (DPT) 

(10.6) Approving the plans and specifications and delegating to the Director of Public Works the 
authority to advertise and award Department of Public Works Contract No. 0742J, West Approach 
Overhead Signs, to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

(10.7) Accepting Contract No. CS-118, As-needed Rail Engineering Services with Parsons, 
Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas, approving the final contract amount of $992,887.54, and 
approving the closeout of the contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution) (MUNI) 

(10.8) Accepting Contract No. CS-107, As-Needed Professional Engineering Services with 
Olivia Chen Consultants, approving the final contract amount of $771,857.51, and approving the 
closeout of the contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution) (MUNI) 

(10.9) Accepting Contract No. CS-108, As-needed Systems Engineering Services with Parsons, 
Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas, approving the final contract amount of $689,438.06, and 
approving the closeout of the contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution) (MUNI) 



REGULAR CALENDAR 
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Adopting the Final Draft Amendment to the FY2002-2021 Short Range Transit Plan and 
directing staff to submit it to MTC for funding consideration by December 31, 2002. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 

12. Authorizing the Director to procure construction of the Metro East Project by the 
Construction Manager/General Contractor method and waiving the competitive bidding and 
contracting procedures of Chapter 6 of the Administrative Code, subject to Board of Supervisors 
approval. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, schedule and ordinance.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Approving settlement of Deborah Quinn-Carpenter vs. CCSF et. al, Superior Ct. #403636, 
filed on 1/18/02 in the amount of $150,000 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
ADJOURN 




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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2002 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 

Immediately following the Regular Meeting 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JAN - 2 2CC3 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKTNG AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
8(415)554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:03 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Michael Kasolas 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the November 19, 2002 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Kasolas-absent). 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

December's Special Recognition Award goes to Kate Toran, Paratransit Coordinator. She works 
effectively with the paratransit broker, community groups and individuals to make sure Muni's 

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Paratransit Program is receptive to its customers. Ms. Toran is a valuable asset to Muni. 
Chairman Flynn expressed his appreciation on behalf of the Board. 

Director Burns invited the MTA Board to Muni's Annual Holiday Open House to be held on 
December 12 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. It will be at 401 Van Ness. All employees are invited. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report was made. 

9. Public Comment 

Barry Taranto offered his congratulations to Kate Toran, calling the award well deserved. He 
asked about the DPT monthly citation and revenue reports as they were useful, and showed 
trends in violations and revenues. He noted that cab drivers are taking money from customers to 
pay the higher gates and cab companies and drivers aren't happy. He also discussed the two 
ramped taxis that don't take script and wondered how that could be. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

Farmers Insurance/Sergio Perez vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 0203825 filed on 6/4/02 for $5,315.76 
Teresa & Chirki Ki Luk vs.CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01T065521 filed on 5/20/02 for $7,848.04 
Gordon Su et. al. vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01T065520 filed on 5/15/02 for $9,040.44 
Maria Suarez vs. CCSF, EEOC #3701200559, filed on 3/27/02 for $15,000 
Angelina Nelson vs. CCSF, EEOC #370A200788, filed on 4/19/02 for $25,000 

Carla Kincaid-Yoshikawa and Mitsu Yoshikawa vs. CCSF et al, Superior Ct. #321445 filed on 7/10/01 
for $85,000 ($75,000 to be reimbursed by Michael Gharib) 

RESOLUTION 02-146 



(10.2) Approving the designation of seven street-artist selling spaces at Harvey Milk Plaza, from 
December 4, 2002, through January 15, 2003. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 02-147 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $1 12,000 in FY 02/03 Transportation Fund 
for Clean Air from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to stripe and sign bike lanes on 
Cabrillo Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and map.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 02-148 

(10.4) Approving the plans and specifications, and authorizing the Director to advertise bid call 
for Contract No. MR- 1 187, No 6 Parnassus/No. 7 Ffaight Trolley Overhead Reconstruction. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 02-149 

(10.5) Approving the plans and specifications and delegating to the Director of Public Works the 
authority to advertise and award Department of Public Works Contract Specification No. 0439J, 
Van Ness Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements Phase 2; CML-5934 (105), to the lowest 
responsive, responsible bidder. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 02-150 

(10.6) Approving the plans and specifications and delegating to the Director of Public Works the 
authority to advertise and award Department of Public Works Contract No. 0742J, West Approach 
Overhead Signs, to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 02-151 

(10.7) Accepting Contract No. CS-1 18, As-needed Rail Engineering Services with Parsons, 
Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas, approving the final contract amount of $992,887.54, and 
approving the closeout of the contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 02-152 

(10.8) Accepting Contract No. CS-107, As-Needed Professional Engineering Services with 
Olivia Chen Consultants, approving the final contract amount of $771,857.51, and approving the 
closeout of the contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution) (MUNI) 



RESOLUTION 02-153 

(10.9) Accepting Contract No. CS-108, As-needed Systems Engineering Services with Parsons, 
Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas, approving the final contract amount of $689,438.06, and 
approving the closeout of the contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 02-154 

No public comment. 

Chairman Flynn asked that the Suarez and Nelson cases be severed and scheduled for a closed 
session at a subsequent meeting. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Suarez and Nelson cases severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Adopting the Final Draft Amendment to the FY2002-2021 Short Range Transit Plan and 
directing staff to submit it to MTC for funding consideration by December 31, 2002. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 

Director Burns noted that the board had received the final draft at a recent board meeting and the 
public comment period has been closed. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 02-155 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas 



12. Authorizing the Director to procure construction of the Metro East Project by the 
Construction Manager/General Contractor method and waiving the competitive bidding and 
contracting procedures of Chapter 6 of the Administrative Code, subject to Board of Supervisors 
approval. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, schedule and ordinance.) 

RESOLUTION 02-156 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 4:29 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Michael Kasolas 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Gina Rocanova, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Kasolas-absent). 



4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Approving settlement of Deborah Quinn-Carpenter vs. CCSF et. al, Superior Ct. #403636, 
filed on 1/18/02 in the amount of $150,000 

RESOLUTION 02-157 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 4:57 p.m. 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss Quinn-Carpenter case 
with the city attorney. The board voted unanimously to settle the case. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Kasolas-absent.) 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 4:59 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



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Board of Directors 
City and County of San Francisco 



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DECEMBER 17, 2002 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THE 

NEXT MEETING OF THE MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 ( arlton B. Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5 -Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

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Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 
-December 3, 2002 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Overview of FY04 Muni and DPT Revenues, Expenditures and Budgets 

-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Barry Ingram vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #404394 filed on 2/2/02 for $500 

B. Isabelle Muzio vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #410131 filed on 12/19/01 for $7,500 

C. Jane Ha To vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0202739, filed on 3/5/2 for $9,500 

D. Harutyun Ananyan vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01T06555, filed on 12/5/01 for $10,000 

E. Rhonda Winter vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01S02821 filed on 3/20/03 for $12,500 

F. Nancy Drew Fenton vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #317341 filed on 12/11/00 for $31,142 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. Tow-away, no parking anytime, 1 am - 6 am, everyday - establish 

Executive Park Boulevard, east side, between Alana Way and Blanken Avenue. 

B. Perpendicular (90-degree angle) parking - establish 

South Park Avenue, both sides, from 2nd Street to 125 feet westerly. 
South Park Avenue, both sides, from 3rd Street to 125 feet easterly. 

C. Residential permit parking area "X" (2 -hour time limit, 8 am - 6 pm, Monday through 
Friday) - establish 

Arkansas Street, west side, between 17th and Mariposa Streets (100 block) 
Arkansas Street, east side, from 50 feet south of 17th Street to Mariposa Street. 

D. No parking anytime - rescind, tow away no parking anytime - Establish ' 

' Russian hill place, east side from Vallejo Street to 15 feet northerly. 

E. Residential permit parking area "s" (2-hour time limit, 8 am - 9 pm, Monday through 
Friday) - rescind 

Rose Street, north side, from Market Street to 26 feet westerly. 

F. Two-Hour Parking Time Limit, 9 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday - Establish 

18th Street, both sides, between 3 rd and Tennessee Streets. 

G. Residential Permit Parking Area "Z" (2-Hour Time Limit, 8 am - 6 pm, Monday through 
Friday) - Establish 

Valencia Street, east side, from 22nd to 23rd Streets (1 100 block). 

H. Tow-Away, No Stopping Anytime - Establish 

Geary Boulevard, South Side, from 40th Avenue to 80 Feet westerly (Adjacent to 
Center Roadway Island). 

I. Perpendicular (90-Degree Angle) Parking - Establish 

Ervine Street, West Side, from Wilde Street to 346 feet southerly. 



J. Unmetered Motorcycle Parking - Establish 

7 th Street, West Side, from 48 to 76 feet North of Townsend Street 

K. Red (No Parking Anytime) Zone - Rescind, Unmetered Motorcycle Parking - Establish 
8 th Street, East Side, from Division Street to 10.5 Feet Northerly 

L. Residential Permit Parking Area "Z" (2-Hour Time Limit, 8 am - 6 pm, Monday 
through Friday) - Establish 

25 th Street, Both Sides, Between Church And Dolores Streets (3800 Block). 

M. Residential Permit Parking Area "Z" (2 -Hour Time Limit, 8 am - 6 pm, Monday through 
Friday) - Establish 

Fair Oaks Street, both sides, between 21 st and 22 nd Streets. 

N. Residential Permit Parking Area "Z" (2-Hour Time Limit, 8 am 6 pm, Monday through 
Friday) - Establish 

Church Street, both sides, between 25 and Clipper Streets 

O. Residential Permit Parking Area "J" (2 -Hour Time Limit, 8 am -5 pm, Monday through 
Friday) - Establish 

17 Street, both sides, between Shrader and Stanyan Streets. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to enter into a Second Amendment to the grant agreement 
between San Francisco and City Carshare providing existing spaces free of charge in city-owned 
garages by extending the term of the agreement by six months to June 30, 2003. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.4) Adopting the Car-Share Parking Rates for City-owned and Parking Authority-owned 
parking garages, which rates are currently identical to existing car-pooling rates, for car-sharing 
programs that meet minimum qualifications. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
table of rates and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to designate spaces in city-owned off-street parking facilities for 
the exclusive use of carsharing organizations at a rate of $96 per month. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.6) Concurring with the Japan Center Garage Corporation's action to reject all earlier 
Bid/RFP proposals for the management of the Japan Center Garage; authorizing the Japan Center 
Garage Corporation to reject all proposals in response to the earlier Bid/RFP and authorizing the 
issuance of a new Bid/RFP package. (PA) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to authorize the City of San Francisco Japan Center Garage 
Corporation to disburse funds, up to $100,000, in Fiscal Year 2002-2003, to the Japantown Task 
Force. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, work plan and resolution.) (PA) 



(10.8) Appointing Michael Kasolas to the Trust Fund Board as a trustee. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.9) Authorizing the Director to execute an agreement with BART, which extends the use of the 
Muni Fast Pass on BART in San Francisco through December 31, 2003, and increases the 
reimbursement from Muni to BART to $0.80 per ride. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, agreement and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.10) Urging the Board of Supervisors to authorize the Director of Transportation to execute an 
agreement with BART to effect the FY02 and FY03 payments in the amount of $5,222,832 from 
BART to Muni for feeder bus service to BART stations. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, agreement and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.1 1) Authorizing the Director to designate the 1237 Training Coordinator, 6141 Manager, 
Office of Health and Safety and the 7212 Automotive Transit Equipment Supervisor 
classifications as "service-critical". (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.12) Authorizing the Director to execute the Master Agreement with the California 
Department of Transportation for receiving grant funds for State funded transit projects. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (MUNI) 

(10.13) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept, and expend $3,960,116 in federal Section 
5309 capital assistance for Particulate Matter Traps Procurement and Natural Gas Facility 
Rehabilitation. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to request supplemental appropriations for $35,506,484 in lease- 
leaseback revenues and to expend the revenues on the recommended twenty capital projects. . 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and project descriptions.) 

12. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1 142, Third Street Light Rail Transit: 22nd Street 
to Jerrold Avenue, to Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi Corp., as the lowest responsive and 
responsible bidder, in the amount of $42,202,780. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

13. Approving the 2003 State and Federal Legislative Program. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report.) 

14. Authorizing the Director of Transportation to execute a permanent easement with Daly City, 
granting an easement in the median of Bayshore Boulevard to serve as a terminus for the city's 
light rail vehicles, from the border between the city and Daly City to approximately 240 feet into 
Daly City, on condition that the city maintain the trackway median, poles and lights and trees and 



finding that these modifications will not require important revisions to the Final Environmental 
Impact Statement and Report. . (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
agreement.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Approving settlement of Maria Suarez vs. CCSF, EEOC #3701200559, filed on 3/27/02 for $15,000 

(4.2) Approving settlement of Angelina Nelson vs. CCSF, EEOC #370A200788, filed on 4/19/02 for 
$25,000 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2003 

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REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:08 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
Enid Lim 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the December 3, 2002 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

The Board Secretary announced that the resolution for Item 10.13 regarding the Master 
Agreement with Caltrans had been changed to delete reference to it being approved by the Board 
of Supervisors, as their approval is not necessary. 

She also announced that Item 12, awarding a contract to Mitchell Engineering for Third Street 
had been continued to the next meeting at the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Chairman Flynn asked for an inventory of all contracts that have been completed but have not 
been closed out, including a time-line, reason why they remain open and anticipated closeout 
date. He urged staff to get them to the board as expeditiously as possible. 

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7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Overview of FY04 Muni and DPT Revenues, Expenditures and Budgets 

-Ongoing Activities 

Director Burns was pleased to recognize Charles White as the MTA Special Recognition 
Awardee for January 2003. Operator White received the award for his intervention in a viscious 
assault last November. He put himself at risk to come to the aid of a young person. Mr. White 
represents the model Muni employee. He started at Muni on Sept. 9, 2002. Mr. White thanked 
the board for the recognition; calling it "nothing special" as he is a father and hopes that any 
other father would intervene in a similar situation. Operators are the eyes and ears of the 
organization and need to get involved. Chairman Flynn expressed appreciation to Mr. White on 
behalf of the board. 

Director Burns reviewed the service on New Year's Eve, calling it challenging because of the 
large number of people and their behavior. This year there was an additional challenge with the 
Diamond Walnut Bowl football game. Crowds were estimated at 100,000. Muni, DPT and the 
SFPD worked closely on the plans and employees did an exceptional job. 

Third Street construction has begun at 4 th and King Streets. That intersection is closed until 
March 27. It is important to meet this deadline, as the first baseball game is March 29. Muni has 
procedures in place to deal with the changes for pedestrians, motorists, people with disabilities 
and for Cal Train riders. Extensive community outreach was done in anticipation of this closure. 

Chairman Flynn asked for a briefing on the progress of this project every 30 days. 

Director Bums presented the key points of FY2004 revenues, expenditures and budget for Muni. 
There is an anticipated deficit of $38 million, largely due to the economic slowdown and impact 
on revenues as well as projected increases in expenditures. Muni will be recommending a fare 
increase for 2004, which is expected to generate $15 million towards the $38 million deficit. The 
fare increase alone won't address the deficit. Staff is investigating other revenue sources, and 
staff and service efficiencies to address the rest of the deficit. 

Gigi Harrington, DGM, Finance and Administration, reviewed the budget, detailing Muni's 
accomplishments over the past three years and efforts to identify new revenue sources and 
stabilize funding. She stated that if the new fare proposal isn't approved, Muni would have 
significant problems and would have to cut service deeply to make up the deficit, as there aren't 
any other sources of revenue. Muni will hold community meetings to present the fare proposal. 
The MTA Board must approve the budget by March 1 when it goes to the Mayor and Board of 
Supervisors. 



Director Casey asked for underlying background information such as fare information from other 
transit properties. 

Director Lim asked for a list of discount fares that are offered by other agencies. 

Fred Hamdun, Deputy Director, Parking & Traffic reviewed New Year's Eve service. Over 70 
officers worked to control over 100,000 people. They did an outstanding job resulting in 
minimal injuries and damage to property. 

As of January 1st, the fine for sidewalk violations increased to $75. Next year the fine will 
increase to $100. 

With respect to the installation of new meters, 100% of multispace meters have been installed. 
Staff is currently installing single space meters and will be complete by March of 2004. 

Julia Dawson, Deputy Director of Finance presented the FY03 DPT budget. She noted that for 
the current fiscal year, any potential revenue shortfalls would be managed by controlling 
operating costs. For FY03, there will be a $2 million reduction from the General Fund. Staff is 
looking at raising fees and fines to resolve the deficit as well as continued service efficiencies. 
The policy concerns that they will focus on are direct service, improved safety and improved 
traffic and transit. They plan to pursue smart technology as well. 

Chairman Flynn asked staff to include a comparison with the current FY budget when they 
present next year's DPT budget. He also asked for all the documents to be sent to the Board in 
advance so they have adequate time to review them. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report was made. 

9. Public Comment 

Bill Sisk, President of TWU-250A, stated that Local 250A is willing to work with management 
on the budget. 

Ellen Murray, Muni operator, stated that TWU has a long history of helping passengers and 
suggested staff investigate an assessment fee for downtown offices. She thinks it's an important 
source of revenue that needs to be investigated as big businesses benefit from Muni service. 

Sarita Britt discussed the proposed sick policy as it was set with out union input. 

Mike Lonegan, TWU- Local 200 also discussed the sick policy noting that the law requires staff 
to meet and confer with the unions. He asked to board to urge staff to meet and confer with the 
unions to obtain buy in from the employees. 



Em Stevens, a Presidio dispatcher for 17 years, thinks that the implementation of the Transit Safe 
System is a complete joke. There is little to no training and no consistency of use. It's a difficult 
system to work with and still has many bugs. 

Jerrel Cross offered his expertise as a former transit operator, transit supervisor and claims 
officer. He noted that it costs money when the Claims staff doesn't get complete information. 

Glenda LaVigne, President, Local 200, has several issues, including the Sick Abuse Policy and 
Transit Safe. She said Transit Safe is a joke as a lot of money has been invested and the 
program doesn't work. Someone should have asked the operators and dispatchers what they 
needed before they designed the system. She asked to meet and confer regarding the Sick Abuse 
Policy and urged the board to send that policy back. 

Barry Taranto stated that taxicab drivers are paying higher fares. He asked again for the Revenue 
and Citation reports. He urged staff not to decrease Parking Control Officer staffing levels and to 
revisit payment for street closures for Street Fairs. He also asked for a revamping of the ISCOTT 
procedure to increase input. 

Roger Bazeley noted that there are complex funding issues. He urged a cooperative vision and 
would like to see more master planning. He approves of the need to raise fares to a reasonable 
$1.25 for adults and suggested a raise to fifty cents for students and seniors. 

Ernestine Weiss stated that when she doesn't show up at meetings it means Muni is providing 
pretty good service. She called attention to a broken fare box on F-line. She called increased 
fare proposal reasonable but asked Muni to go easy on seniors. She urged operators to not allow 
people with drinks to board. Clay Street continues to be bad and there is no reason not to 
eliminate meters on Grant and Kearny given the nearby garage. 

Andrew Sullivan commented on the fare subject. Rescue Muni hasn't taken a formal position 
but has a few recommendations. Muni's top priority should be no unplanned service cuts as that 
occurrence in the 90's resulted in bad reliability and a bad reputation. He suggested that parking 
fees be raised at the same time as bus fares as both riders and drivers should pay their share. 
He agrees that there is a need to pursue other revenue sources such as a Downtown Transit 
Assessment District. 

Norm Rolfe urged the board to look at revenues other than fares, such as raised garage and 
parking fees. He also suggested an increase in the Transit Impact Development Fee. He doesn't 
think Cable Car fares should be increased. 

Danielle Parmenter, Transit Supervisor, said that Transit Safe is a big failure as it's not easy to 
use. She suggested that we work with companies in Silicon Valley to develop technology that 
Muni could use. 



(Director Casey asked staff for a status report on the TEDF fund and would like to hear discussion 
about the Sick Abuse Policy and Transit Safe, if possible in closed session.) 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

1 0. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Barry Ingram vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #404394 filed on 2/2/02 for $500 

B. Isabelle Muzio vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #410131 filed on 12/19/01 for $7,500 

C. Jane Ha To vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0202739, filed on 3/5/2 for $9,500 

D. Harutyun Ananyan vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01T06555, filed on 12/5/01 for $10,000 

E. Rhonda Winter vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #01S02821 filed on 3/20/03 for $12,500 

F. Nancy Drew Fenton vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #317341 filed on 12/1 1/00 for $31,142 

RESOLUTION 03-001 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. Tow-away, no parking anytime, 10 am - 6 am, everyday - establish 

Executive Park Boulevard, east side, between Alana Way and Blanken Avenue. 

B. Perpendicular (90-degree angle) parking - establish 

South Park Avenue, both sides, from 2nd Street to 125 feet westerly. 
South Park Avenue, both sides, from 3rd Street to 125 feet easterly. 

C. Residential permit parking area "X" (2-hour time limit, 8 am - 6 pm, Monday through 
Friday) - establish 

Arkansas Street, west side, between 17th and Mariposa Streets (100 block) 
Arkansas Street, east side, from 50 feet south of 17th Street to Mariposa Street. 



D. No parking anytime - rescind, tow away no parking anytime - Establish 

Russian hill place, east side from Vallejo Street to 15 feet northerly. 

E. Residential permit parking area "s" (2-hour time limit, 8 am - 9 pm, Monday through 
Friday) - rescind 

Rose Street, north side, from Market Street to 26 feet westerly. 

F. Two-Hour Parking Time Limit, 9 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday - Establish 

18th Street, both sides, between 3 rd and Tennessee Streets. 

G. Residential Permit Parking Area "Z" (2-Hour Time Limit, 8 am - 6 pm, Monday through 
Friday) - Establish 

Valencia Street, east side, from 22nd to 23rd Streets (1 100 block). 

H. Tow- Away, No Stopping Anytime - Establish 

Geary Boulevard, South Side, from 40th Avenue to 80 Feet westerly (Adjacent to 
Center Roadway Island). 

I. Perpendicular (90-Degree Angle) Parking - Establish 

Ervine Street, West Side, from Wilde Street to 346 feet southerly. 

J. Unmetered Motorcycle Parking - Establish 

7 th Street, West Side, from 48 to 76 feet North of Townsend Street 

K. Red (No Parking Anytime) Zone - Rescind, Unmetered Motorcycle Parking - Establish 
8 th Street, East Side, from Division Street to 10.5 Feet Northerly 

L. Residential Permit Parking Area "Z" (2-Hour Time Limit, 8 am - 6 pm, Monday 
through Friday) - Establish 

25 th Street, Both Sides, Between Church And Dolores Streets (3800 Block). 

M. Residential Permit Parking Area "Z" (2-Hour Time Limit, 8 am - 6 pm, Monday through 
Friday) - Establish 

Fair Oaks Street, both sides, between 21 st and 22 nd Streets. 

N. Residential Permit Parking Area "Z" (2 -Hour Time Limit, 8 am 6 pm, Monday through 
Friday) - Establish 

Church Street, both sides, between 25 th and Clipper Streets 

O. Residential Permit Parking Area "J" (2-Hour Time Limit, 8 am -5 pm, Monday through 
Friday) - Establish 

17 th Street, both sides, between Shrader and Stanyan Streets. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 



RESOLUTION 03-002 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to enter into a Second Amendment to the grant agreement 
between San Francisco and City Carshare providing existing spaces free of charge in city-owned 
garages by extending the term of the agreement by six months to June 30, 2003. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-003 

(10.4) Adopting the Car-Share Parking Rates for City-owned and Parking Authority-owned 
parking garages, which rates are currently identical to existing car-pooling rates, for car-sharing 
programs that meet minimum qualifications. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
table of rates and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-004 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to designate spaces in city-owned off-street parking facilities for 
the exclusive use of carsharing organizations at a rate of $96 per month. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-005 

(10.6) Concurring with the Japan Center Garage Corporation's action to reject all earlier 
Bid/RFP proposals for the management of the Japan Center Garage; authorizing the Japan Center 
Garage Corporation to reject all proposals in response to the earlier Bid/RFP and authorizing the 
issuance of a new Bid/RFP package. (PA) 

RESOLUTION 03-006 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to authorize the City of San Francisco Japan Center Garage 
Corporation to disburse funds, up to $100,000, in Fiscal Year 2002-2003, to the Japantown Task 
Force. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, work plan and resolution.) (PA) 

RESOLUTION 03-007 

(10.8) Appointing Michael Kasolas to the Trust Fund Board as a trustee. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-008 

(10.9) Authorizing the Director to execute an agreement with BART, which extends the use of the 
Muni Fast Pass on BART in San Francisco through December 31, 2003, and increases the 
reimbursement from Muni to BART to $0.80 per ride. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, agreement and resolution.) (MUNI) 

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RESOLUTION 03-009 

(10.10) Urging the Board of Supervisors to authorize the Director of Transportation to execute an 
agreement with BART to effect the FY02 and FY03 payments in the amount of $5,222,832 from 
BART to Mum for feeder bus service to BART stations. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, agreement and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-010 

(10.11) Authorizing the Director to designate the 1237 Training Coordinator, 6141 Manager, 
Office of Health and Safety and the 7212 Automotive Transit Equipment Supervisor 
classifications as "service-critical". (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-011 

(10.12) Authorizing the Director to execute the Master Agreement with the California 
Department of Transportation for receiving grant funds for State funded transit projects. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-012 

(10.13) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept, and expend $3,960,1 16 in federal Section 
5309 capital assistance for Particulate Matter Traps Procurement and Natural Gas Facility 
Rehabilitation. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-013 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Authorizing the Director to request supplemental appropriations for $35,506,484 in lease- 
leaseback revenues and to expend the revenues on the recommended twenty capital projects. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and project descriptions.) 



No public comment. 
RESOLUTION 03-014 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

12. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1 142, Third Street Light Rail Transit: 22nd Street 
to Jerrold Avenue, to Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi Corp., as the lowest responsive and 
responsible bidder, in the amount of $42,202,780. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

This item was continued to the next meeting at the request of staff. 

13. Approving the 2003 State and Federal Legislative Program. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-015 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

14. Authorizing the Director of Transportation to execute a permanent easement with Daly City, 
granting an easement in the median of Bayshore Boulevard to serve as a terminus for the city's 
light rail vehicles, from the border between the city and Daly City to approximately 240 feet into 
Daly City, on condition that the city maintain the trackway median, poles and lights and trees and 
finding that these modifications will not require important revisions to the Final Environmental 
Impact Statement and Report. . (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
agreement.) 

The board secretary noted that the resolution needed to be amended to delete reference to a 
"permanent" easement. Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney stated that the reason was because 
the easement is not permanent as it could be terminated at some point in the future. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-016 

On motion to approve as amended: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 
RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 5:52 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
Enid Lim 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Gina Roccanova, Deputy City Attorney 
Vernon Crawley, Manager, EEO 
Lorraine Fuqua, Special Assistant 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Approving settlement of Maria Suarez vs. CCSF, EEOC #3701200559, filed on 3/27/02 for $15,000 

RESOLUTION 03-017 

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On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

(4.2) Approving settlement of Angelina Nelson vs. CCSF, EEOC #370A200788, filed on 4/19/02 for 
$25,000 

RESOLUTION 03-018 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, Lim, McCray and Vaughns 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:12 p.m. 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss the Suarez and Nelson 
cases with the city attorney. The board voted unanimously to settle the cases. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:13 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of £an Francisco 

^OTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 

Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Bums 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN F RANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3112 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 






4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-January 7, 2003 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

(5.1) Election of MTA Board Chairman and Vice Chairman pursuant to MTA Rules of Order. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-FY2004 Muni and DPT budgets 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Yakiiin Bello, Unlitigated Claim #01S0313 filed on 9/18/02 for $6,750 
Mark Danridge, Superior Ct. #190232 filed on 7/17/01 for $7,000 
Claudia Lima, Unlitigated Claim #01B10802 filed on 7/3/02 for $7,500 
Jeffery Franklin, Unlitigated Claim #FY0309961 filed on 11/22/02 for $9,000 
Aleksandr Milgram, Unlitigated Claim #0204079 filed on 6/25/02 for $9,500 
Jeffery Franklin, Unlitigated Claim #FY0309962 filed on 11/12/02 for $11,661.25 
Remedios Buenaventura, Unlitigated Claim#01T0813 filed on 1/16/02 for $11,000 
Si Ying Li, Unlitigated Claim #01B1539 filed on 5/20/02 for $15,000 
Fireman's Fund, Unlitigated Claim #01C0101 filed on 10/1/02 for $15,034.45 

(10.2) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to acquire membership into the federal 
InfraGard security information exchange system. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
agreement and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.3) Correcting the wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 9163, effective 
February 1, 2003 by an increase of one-cent to $24.57. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to reject all proposals received and to issue a new request for 
proposals for the selection of a leveraged lease advisor. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, Request for Proposals and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Adopting the proposed motorcycle parking rates of $3.00 for 24-hours and $50.00 per 
month as permanent motorcycle parking rates at the North Beach Garage. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $3,546,000 in Regional Transportation 
Improvement funds for various transportation capital projects including transportation 
management systems, designing bicycle improvements, accessibility improvements, traffic signal 
replacement and traffic calming improvements. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) (DPT) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

11. Ratifying and approving Addenda 1, 2 and 3 to the Request for Proposal for towing, storage 
and disposal services for abandoned and illegally parked vehicles. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and addenda.) 

12. Approving the commercial lease between the City of San Francisco Downtown Parking 
Corporation and the City and County of San Francisco for the occupancy of commercial 
properties, F and G, at the Fifth and Mission Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff 



report, resolution and lease.) 

13. Authorizing the Director to advertise the SFgo Initial Phase Construction Contract for an 
amount not to exceed $4,732,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

14. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR- 1142, Third Street Light Rail Transit: 22nd Street 
to Jerrold Avenue, to Mitchell Engineering/Ob ayashi Corp., as the lowest responsive and 
responsible bidder, in the amount of $42,202,780. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

(Continued from the 1/7 MTA meeting). 

15. Authorizing an extension of time for award of Contract No. MR-1 1 89 to January 29, 2002; 
and authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1 1 89: Muni Metro Extension Station 
Enhancements Project, to SWI / R&W, as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, in the 
amount of $ 1 ,9 1 7,948. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Approving settlement of Olivia Boudreaux, Superior Ct. #41 1563 filed on 8/16/02 for 
$125,000 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 



CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: TWU, Local 200; EBEW, Local 6; Machinists, Local 1414; 
TWU 250-A (misc.); SEIU, Local 790; IFPTE, Local 21; Stationary Engineers, Local 39; 
Carpenters, Local 22; Laborers, Local 261; Teamsters, Local 853; Painters, Local 4; 
Glaziers, Local 718; Sheetmetal, Local 104; Operating Engineers, Local 3; Plumbers, 
Local 38, ME A, Unrepresented. 

To discuss: 

_X_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
X_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

17. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

, MINUTES 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Jan 2 9 2::: 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Enid Lim 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the January 7, 2003 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
Approved (Kasolas, Lim-absent). 

5. Communications 

(5.1) Election of MTA Board Chairman and Vice Chairman pursuant to MTA Rules of Order. 

On motion to elect H. Welton Flynn as Chairman: unanimously approved (Kasolas, Lim- 
absent). Chairman Flynn thanked the board adding that this will be his last term as Chairman. 

On motion to elect Enid Lim as Vice Chairman: unanimously approved. (Kasolas, Lim- 
absent) 

The board secretary announced that Item 12, the Fifth & Mission Garage contract, had been 
removed from the calendar at the request of staff. It will be returned to the Board at a subsequent 
meeting. 



6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Chairman Flynn thanked Vince Harris for his quick response regarding closing out contracts. He 
also thanked staff for information about the Transportation Impact Development Fee. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-FY2004 Muni and DPT budgets 
-Ongoing Activities 

Director Burns reviewed the Transit Impact Development Fee noting that the City Planning 
Department has studied the fee and has concluded that the ordinance is outdated. However 
changes aren't likely to happen soon and couldn't be counted as a source of increased revenue to 
balance the FY2004 budget. He provided recent press clippings from other transit agencies about 
the difficulties they are experiencing. All transit properties across the country are facing a 
similar situation. 

Muni launched a "No Back Door Boarding Campaign" last week in an effort to maximize 
revenue. The program received positive comments from operators and riders. 

The latest information about the State budget from the Governor increased the City's budget 
deficit from $320 million to $350 million. The Mayor has introduced a set of revenue measures 
at the Board of Supervisors including a series of parking fine and fee increases. 

Julia Dawson, DPT Deputy Director, Finance, presented the DPT budget and their proposal to 
raise the most common fares and fees. The total estimated revenue from those sources would be 
$21 .4 million, however Muni would only receive half of those funds per Proposition E. 

Annette Williams, Manager of Accessible Services, presented the paratransit fare increase 
proposal. Muni has been a pioneer in providing accessible services and has a strong consumer 
advisory group. The cost to provide this service has increased by 75% over the past five years 
due to rising fuel and labor costs, increases in the living wage and increased demand. This 
proposal balances the need to retain affordable fares for all modes and to provide equity across 
all modes. The Paratransit Coordinating Committee has worked closely with staff on this 
recommendation and has responded positively. 

Gigi Harrington, Deputy General Manager, Finance and Administration presented the Muni 
budget and fare proposal. When the proposed fare increase, management and internal 
efficiencies are factored into the budget, the $38 million deficit becomes a deficit of $20.5 
million. Other revenues, such as raising parking fees and fines and an increase to the Paratransit 
fare, would leave a shortfall of $9.2 million. Staff is continuing to look for other ways to make 
up this remaining deficit. 



There will be a presentation on the budget on February 4, including the Parking Authority 
budget. A special meeting has been scheduled for February 11 for a public hearing on the transit 
fare increase. There will be an additional hearing on February 18 to consider the proposal to 
raise parking fees and fines as well as a possible meeting the week of February 24 th . 

Chairman Flynn asked staff to provide details on any recommended service adjustments. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

No report was made. (The Director of Transportation noted that staff has been working closely 
with the CAC's Finance committee on the budget and that the CAC is aware of the statutory 
deadlines that the MTA is working under.) 

9. Public Comment 

None. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Yakinn Bello, Unlitigated Claim #01S0313 filed on 9/18/02 for $6,750 
Mark Danridge, Superior Ct. #190232 filed on 7/17/01 for $7,000 
Claudia Lima, Unlitigated Claim #01B10802 filed on 7/3/02 for $7,500 
Jeffery Franklin, Unlitigated Claim #FY0309961 filed on 11/22/02 for $9,000 
Aleksandr Milgram, Unlitigated Claim #0204079 filed on 6/25/02 for $9,500 
Jeffery Franklin, Unlitigated Claim #FY0309962 filed on 11/12/02 for $11,661.25 
Remedios Buenaventura, Unlitigated Claim#01T0813 filed on 1/16/02 for $1 1,000 
Si Ying Li, Unlitigated Claim #01B1539 filed on 5/20/02 for $15,000 
Fireman's Fund, Unlitigated Claim #01C0101 filed on 10/1/02 for $15,034.45 






RESOLUTION 03-019 

(10.2) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to acquire membership into the federal 
InfraGard security information exchange system. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
agreement and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-020 

(10.3) Correcting the wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 9163, effective 
February 1, 2003 by an increase of one-cent to $24.57. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-021 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to reject all proposals received and to issue a new request for 
proposals for the selection of a leveraged lease advisor. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, Request for Proposals and resolution.) (MUNI) 

This item was severed at the request of Directors Vaughns and Flynn. Director Vaughns asked 
for information about why all bids were being rejected. Chairman Flynn expressed concern 
about the monies already spent. Gigi Harrington noted that approximately ten to twelve hours of 
time had been used but that time was spent educating the selection panel, which will be useful. 

RESOLUTION 03-022 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT -Lim 

(10.5) Adopting the proposed motorcycle parking rates of $3.00 for 24-hours and $50.00 per 
month as permanent motorcycle parking rates at the North Beach Garage. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-023 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $3,546,000 in Regional Transportation 
Improvement funds for various transportation capital projects including transportation 
management systems, designing bicycle improvements, accessibility improvements, traffic signal 
replacement and traffic calming improvements. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) (DPT) 



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RESOLUTION 03-024 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.4 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Lim 

REGULAR CALENDAR 
DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 1 . Ratifying and approving Addenda 1, 2 and 3 to the Request for Proposal for towing, storage 
and disposal services for abandoned and illegally parked vehicles. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and addenda.) 

No public comment. 

Fred Hamdun, Deputy Director, Parking and Traffic stated that the schedule might be pushed 
forward a few more weeks due to additional responses received from potential bidders. 

RESOLUTION 03-025 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT -Lim 

12. Approving the commercial lease between the City of San Francisco Downtown Parking 
Corporation and the City and County of San Francisco for the occupancy of commercial 
properties, F and G, at the Fifth and Mission Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and lease.) 

This item was removed from the calendar at the request of staff. 

13. Authorizing the Director to advertise the SFgo Initial Phase Construction Contract for an 
amount not to exceed $4,732,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-026 



On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Lim 
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

14. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1 142, Third Street Light Rail Transit: 22nd Street 
to Jerrold Avenue, to Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi Corp., as the lowest responsive and 
responsible bidder, in the amount of $42,202,780. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-027 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT -Lim 

15. Authorizing an extension of time for award of Contract No. MR-1 189 to January 29, 2002; 
and authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1 1 89: Muni Metro Extension Station 
Enhancements Project, to SWI / R&W, as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, in the 
amount of $ 1 ,9 1 7,948. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-028 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Lim 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 



1. Call to Order 

( hainnan Flynn called the closed session to order at 5:31 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Enid Lim 

James McCray, Jr. 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Lisa Mancini, Chief Operations Officer 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Fred Stephens, General Manager 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Lim-absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Approving settlement of Olivia Boudreaux, Superior Ct. #41 1563 filed on 8/16/02 for 
$125,000 

RESOLUTION 03-029 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, and Vaughns 






ABSENT - McCray and Lim 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: TWU, Local 200; IBEW, Local 6; Machinists, Local 1414; 
TWU 250-A (misc.); SEIU, Local 790; IFPTE, Local 21; Stationary Engineers, Local 39; 
Carpenters, Local 22; Laborers, Local 261; Teamsters, Local 853; Painters, Local 4; 
Glaziers, Local 718; Sheetmetal, Local 104; Operating Engineers, Local 3; Plumbers, 
Local 38, ME A, Unrepresented. 

To discuss: 

_X^ Wages 
X Hours 
X Benefits 
X Working Conditions 
X Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:19 p.m. 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss the Boudreaux case with 
the city attorney. The board voted unanimously to settle the case. The board also met with their 
labor negotiator. There was no action taken. 

17. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Lim, McCray- 
absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:21 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

ft < foZTVY>^JL^ 
Roberta Boomer 




^Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JAN 2 9 2CC3 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRAN CISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

1 he Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 ( arlton B. Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5 -Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (4 1 5) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-January 21, 2003 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-FY2004 Muni and DPT budgets 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Yip Ho Go/Allstate Insurance, Unlitigated Claim #030162 filed on 12/18/01 for $6689.15 

B. Yip Ho Go, Unlitigated Claim #0300414 filed on 12/18/01 for $10,000 

C. American Motorists Ins., Unlitigated Claim #FY031497 filed on 12/2/02 for $25,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. Fell Street from Baker Street to Scott Street - Bike Lane (Six Month Trial) 

• Tow-Away, No Stopping, Monday-Friday, 4:00 -6:00 pm - Rescind 
Fell Street, south side, from Baker Street to Scott Street. 

• Tow- Away, No Stopping, Monday-Friday, 4:00-7:00 pm - Establish 
Fell Street, south side, from Divisadero Street to 182 feet easterly. 

• Bicycle Lanes- - Establish Fell Street, from Baker Street to Scott Street. 

• Tow-Away Lane Must Turn Left - Establish Fell Street at Scott Street. 

B. Unmetered motorcycle parking - Establish Fell Street, south side, from 167.5 feet to 171 
feet west of Divisadero Street, in front of 1217-1221 Fell Street 

C. Residential Permit Parking Area "S" (2-Hour Time Limit, 8:00 am - 9:00 pm, Monday 
through Friday) - Establish 20th Street, both sides, between Church and Sanchez Streets 
(3900 block). (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Accepting the work performed under Contract No. MR.-1 132, Muni Metro East Site Soil 
Improvement; approving Contract Modification No. 2, which reduces the contract amount by 
$347,628.17; and approving the closeout of the contract with Gordon N. Ball/Mendelian 
Construction Co. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, agreement and 
financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.4) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 134, Western Bay Bridge Approach Trolley Reroute Project 
with Kingston/Gildersleeve, approving Contract Modification No. 6, and approving the final 
contract amount of $1,997,595.18. . (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
contract modification and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 1 . Authorizing the City of San Francisco Uptown Parking Corporation to expend funds from the 
capital account, not to exceed $700,000, for the partial payment of the renovation of the Union 
Square Plaza/Garage (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 



12. Authorizing the award of Department of Public Works Contract No. 0494J: Contract 55 - 
New Traffic Signals to Jin Construction and Electric Co., Inc., the lowest responsive and 
responsible bidder, for a total contract amount of $662,485. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, and resolution.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

.MINUTES 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 1 4 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
»(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




AN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRA 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Enid Lim 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the January 21, 2003 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Lim, McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-FY2004 Muni and DPT budgets 
-Ongoing Activities 

Michael Burns, Director of Transportation is pleased to announce that this month's Special 
Recognition award is being presented to Ted Unaegbu. Ted has been an employee since 1984 
and manager of the Proof of Payment division since 1999. His involvement in the planning and 

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implementation of the POP program got the program launched early, amidst much doubt as to 
its' success. Mr. Unaegbu stated that he was humbled to receive the award and owes thanks to 
his wife, Robert Hertan and the POP inspectors. Chairman Flynn offered his congratulations to 
Mr. Unaegbu on behalf of the board. 

Director Burns noted that the construction at 4 th and King continues on schedule. It is expected 
to be complete by March 27. The contractor has also started work constructing a new 101 off 
ramp. The current ramp will be closed on February 16 with trucks being rerouted through a 
commercial area to avoid disrupting residents. The new off ramp is expected to be complete in 
July of 2004. 

Director Burns stated that since the Jan 21 st meeting, the news had gotten significantly worse for 
both FY03 and FY04 budgets. The current fiscal year deficit has increased to $15 million 
dollars, up $3 million from previously reported. Muni is honoring the Mayor's agreement with 
those labor unions that agreed to participate in the retirement contribution. Approximately 25 to 
30 people will have to be laid off. They will occur soon with notification likely to happen in the 
next week. Muni has tried to avoid this situation but given the magnitude of the deficit, it can't 
be avoided any longer. In addition to these layoffs, Muni is significantly reducing cell phones 
and internal special events, and eliminating sedans throughout organization. The main focus is to 
protect the quality and reliability of service and maintain recent improvements. 

The FY04 budget has also changed. With further declines in the general fund contribution, 
parking revenues and state taxes, Muni now has a $50 million deficit, an increase of nearly $13 
million from what was reported. Staff will bring a balanced budget to the board for consideration 
on February 1 8 . There will be a special meeting to consider the fare increase on February 1 1 at 
the State Building. Other solutions include increases in parking fees, layoffs, federal preventive 
maintenance funds and savings realized from collective bargaining. 

Chairman Flynn noted that the revenue numbers keep changing and that staff isn't likely to have 
solid figures from the State until later this year. 

Gigi Harrington, Deputy General Manager, Finance, presented an update on the FY03 and FY04 
budgets. Muni's FY03 deficit increased from $12 million to $15 due to a decrease in the general 
fund transfer and a decrease in the parking tax. They are working on a plan to address it. For 
FY04 the deficit has increased from $38 million to $50 million due to reduced revenues, sales 
taxes and general fund transfer. 

Lisa Mancini, Deputy Executive Director of Transportation, reviewed the goals and priorities 
used in balancing the budget. Staff sought to minimize the impact on the level and quality of 
service, and minimize the need for employee layoffs. Ms. Mancini also reviewed the proposed 
service changes and internal adjustments. Staff looked at ridership statistics for lines where there 
was excess capacity and where service could be spread out without affecting customers while 
staying within the policy headways. These changes have been discussed with TWU and with the 
CAC. 



Ms. Mancini has met with labor unions to discuss plans to reduce the work force for FY03. 
Muni will honor all agreements with those labor unions that participated in the Mayor's 
employee retirement contribution. These employees who are laid off will be placed on a recall 
list for 5 years and will have access to outplacement services. To solve the entire labor savings 
for FY04, an additional 45 to 60 layoffs are possible but this number may be reduced through 
collective bargaining. In addition there are potential reductions to the construction staff. 

Director Casey asked staff to provide information about the use of operators for standby runs and 
how often they are called upon to assist in an emergency. He also asked about the cost to provide 
service to the ballpark. Ms. Mancini noted that the cost is approximately $10,000 per game with 
revenue bringing in approximately $4,000. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel discussed Muni's proposal to adjust service. While he agrees with many of the 
recommended changes, he says the Sutter Street changes violate the policy headways. He 
recommended other lines that could be examined for savings. He urged a balanced approach 
with participation by labor. 

Norm Rolfe is disturbed about the process and feels that it should be reversed. He urged the 
board to look at raising other possible fare rates, such as an increase to parking fees and fines, 
before transit fare increases. 

Roger Bazeley believes that riders should pay their fare share and suggested that fares could be 
increased above what has been proposed. He suggested that residential permit fees be increased 
and that if headways are cut back, that staff should coordinate with schools. 

Barry Taranto is concerned that Muni is using cab drivers to raise revenue. He said that 
inspectors are hiding at bus stops, writing tickets and not giving the tickets to drivers. He 
suggested that drivers be asked to move prior to being ticketed and that they be given reasonable 
time to leave the bus zone. 

Julia Dawson, Deputy Director, DPT Finance reviewed the status of the DPT budget. DPT is 
projecting a deficit of $1 .3 million. Their fee proposals include increases to the street closure 
fees; curb painting fees and parking meter rates. 

Director Casey asked for information about the cost to recalibrate the meters. 

Ron Szeto, Acting Director, Parking Authority, gave an overview of Parking Authority duties. 
The Parking Authority administers forty sites, twenty-one metered facilities and nineteen parking 
garages. The PA staff manages parking garages and lots including land acquisition, 
development, administration, legislation, and budget review. The budget for FY03 is 
approximately $28 million and anticipated revenues for next year will be $26.6 million. These 



revenues go to the general fund, Muni, Department of Recreation and Parks and to the School 
District. Eight of the nineteen garages are required to submit an annual operating budget which 
Mr. Szeto will bring to the MTA Board for approval in March or April. 

Chairman Flynn asked about the monthly parking rate at San Francisco General Hospital, 
wondering how the rate wound up being $35 per month. Fred Hamdun, Deputy Director, DPT 
stated that staff will prepare a package to increase rates. 

Fred Hamdun reported that the parking industry has had difficulty in implementing an ordinance 
that requires parking controls for all parking facilities. He plans to hold hearings for garage and 
facility owners and operators to discuss possible solutions. He noted that the installation of the 
new meters is on schedule. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report was made. 

9. Public Comment 

Roger Bazeley pointed out that there is a difference between fees that are revenue based; fees 
derived from safety; and fees derived from rules and regulations such as street cleaning and 
parking. He urged the board not to raise fines on the backs of normal family members. He 
suggested that the citywide residential parking permits are a tremendous source of fees. He 
doesn't want safety to fall by the wayside because of the budget. 

Howard Strassner, Sierra Club, supports Chairman Flynn's discussion of increased parking fees. 
He has sent a list of 38 items that can be done, such as raising the parking fees downtown, 
increasing fees for multiple vehicles for residential permits and fines for double parking. He also 
recommended that meters operate on Sundays. 

David Pilpel noted that Lou Johnson has retired and wanted to publicly recognize him for his 
excellent work. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 



public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Yip Ho Go/Allstate Insurance, Unlitigated Claim #030162 filed on 12/18/01 for $6689.15 

B. Yip Ho Go, Unlitigated Claim #0300414 filed on 12/18/01 for $10,000 

C. American Motorists Ins., Unlitigated Claim #FY031497 filed on 12/2/02 for $25,000 

Director Vaughns asked for clarification as the staff report for the Yip Ho Go case said the claim 
was filed in 2001 yet the accident happened in 2002. 

RESOLUTION 03-030 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. Fell Street from Baker Street to Scott Street - Bike Lane (Six Month Trial) 

• Tow- Away, No Stopping, Monday-Friday, 4:00-6:00 pm - Rescind 
Fell Street, south side, from Baker Street to Scott Street. 

• Tow- Away, No Stopping, Monday-Friday, 4:00-7:00 pm - Establish 
Fell Street, south side, from Divisadero Street to 1 82 feet easterly. 

• Bicycle Lanes - Establish Fell Street, from Baker Street to Scott Street. 

• Tow- Away Lane Must Turn Left - Establish Fell Street at Scott Street. 

B. Unmetered motorcycle parking - Establish Fell Street, south side, from 167.5 feet to 171 
feet west of Divisadero Street, in front of 1217-1221 Fell Street 

C. Residential Permit Parking Area "S" (2-Hour Time Limit, 8:00 am - 9:00 pm, Monday 
through Friday) - Establish 20th Street, both sides, between Church and Sanchez Streets 
(3900 block). (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Donald Stroh, Dolores Heights Improvement Club, had a procedural concern and asked that the 
item be continued. His neighborhood association has requested that the petitions include 
absentee owners but their recommendation has been ignored. He thinks that absentee owners 
should be allowed to get parking stickers. 

Bond Yee, Deputy Director, Traffic Engineering noted that this is a community generated 
process where residents file a petition as parking difficulties arise. The procedure has been in 
place since the '70's and all procedures for this permit had been followed. The current 
legislation doesn't allow absentee owners to have parking permits. It's difficult to obtain 



absentee owner consent on a petition and the petitions allow only one signature per address. 
Following MTA Board approval, the designation will go to the Board of Supervisors. 

Mark Murphy introduced himself as the person who collected the signatures and filed the 
petition. His neighbors and he would appreciate approval of the designation. 

Norman Rolfe noted that residential permit parking is for the people who live in the 
neighborhood and not for absentee property owners. 

RESOLUTION 03-031 

(10.3) Accepting the work performed under Contract No. MR-1 132, Muni Metro East Site Soil 
Improvement; approving Contract Modification No. 2, which reduces the contract amount by 
$347,628.17; and approving the closeout of the contract with Gordon N. Ball/Mendelian 
Construction Co. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, agreement and 
financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-032 

(10.4) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 134, Western Bay Bridge Approach Trolley Reroute Project 
with Kingston/Gildersleeve, approving Contract Modification No. 6, and approving the final 
contract amount of $1,997,595.18. . (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
contract modification and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-033 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.2 (c) severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Lim 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

11. Authorizing the City of San Francisco Uptown Parking Corporation to expend funds from the 
capital account, not to exceed $700,000, for the partial payment of the renovation of the Union 
Square Plaza/Garage (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

No public comment. 



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RESOLUTION 03-034 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Lim 

12. Authorizing the award of Department of Public Works Contract No. 0494J: Contract 55 - 
New Traffic Signals to Jin Construction and Electric Co., Inc., the lowest responsive and 
responsible bidder, for a total contract amount of $662,485. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-035 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Lim 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



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Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

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16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 1, 2003 

STATE BUILDING AUDITORIUM 

505 VAN NESS AVE. 



SPECIAL MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Mike Ka3olas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Bums 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdiui 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority Special meeting will be held in the 
Auditorium of the State Building at 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness, 5-Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the comer of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products, Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
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5:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Director's Report (for discussion only) 
-FY2004 Muni and DPT budgets 

4. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENGY 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED, BY THE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

5. Public healing to consider the Municipal Railway's proposal to increase transit fares. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 

ADJOURN 




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JMINUTES 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2003 

STATE BUILDING AUDITORIUM 

505 VAN NESS AVE. 

SPECIAL MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. lames McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



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Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

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5:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 5:08 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Enid Lim 

3. Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-FY2004 Muni and DPT budgets 

Michael Burns, Director of Transportation, is recommending a transit fare increase for FY2004, 
including fixed route, paratransit and special service fare increases as part of the annual budget 
process. These increases are in response to a budget crisis throughout the city and state. It is 
important to note that a fare increase alone will not close the budget gap. This proposal is 
designed to share the burden, and to honor the Transit First policy. Other proposed changes 
include increases in parking fees, fines and rates and internal cutbacks and efficiencies. The goal 
is to preserve service quality and maintain rider satisfaction. Staff is continuing the back door 
boarding campaign, stepping up enforcement of Proof of Payment and pursing an earlier 
introduction of Translink. Public outreach has included meetings at all district police stations, 
meetings with Rescue Muni, the Citizen's Advisory Council, the Paratransit Coordinating 
Council, Muni Accessibility Advisory Committee, all unions and mailed information to all 
employees and the public. This fare increase for Muni is the last resort as Muni has exhausted all 
other revenue sources. 

Gigi Harrington, Deputy General Manager of Finance gave a brief overview of the budget deficit 
and proposed solutions. 

4. Public Comment 

Howard Strassner, Sierra Club, suggested that it doesn't serve to separate parking fees from 
transit fares. Keeping parking fees low doesn't provide any incentive to use public transit. 



THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENGY 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED, BY THE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

5. Public hearing to consider the Municipal Railway's proposal to increase transit fares. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, Citizen's Advisory Council, is mainly at the meeting to listen to 
public comment. The CAC's Finance & Administration committee has been meeting with Muni 
and DPT. The Charter mandates CAC review and recommendations on the budget. Their last 
hearing will be on Thursday, February 13. He appreciates the time that staff has taken to answer 
the CAC's questions, especially given their workload. 

Malinka Moye thinks we live in one of best cities and that raising fares, especially for cable cars 
would help the economy. He suggested that the fare for residents could be lower than the rate 
charged for others. 

Bill Price, President, Senior Action Network, represents 30,000 seniors and is opposed to any 
raise in fares. Nearly 50% of their membership is near the poverty level. He thinks school 
children should ride for free and it's a shame that fares need to be raised for anyone 

Marc Norton, People's Budget, stated that a fare increase is unfair to working people, students, 
and seniors on a fixed income. He wondered why the city is trying to pick the pockets of Muni 
riders while ignoring the big pockets of downtown corporations. He suggested getting the money 
from downtown from enforcing the Transit Impact Development Fee and implementing a 
Downtown Transit Assessment District. He is against layoffs, fare increases, and service cuts. 

Lee Blitch, President, Chamber of Commerce, noted that 80% of their membership is small 
business who do care about attracting jobs to San Francisco. He noted that Muni has done a 
good job of holding the fare rates steady over years when other Bay Area transit agencies have 
raised fares from 36% to 67%. He is supportive of a 25% fare increase. 

Jewell McGinnis wants the board to know that any increase hurts but what's most important is to 
have fare equity for all disabled people. She doesn't care if someone is in a chair, on crutches, or 
using a white or support cane - all should be paying the same amount. Every other paratransit 
program in California has the same fare for all of its passengers. 

Ellen Murray, Transit Operator, commented on the Transit Impact Development Fee. There has 
been no effort to collect monies from companies who said they were "business services". Prop. 
E. requires that other revenue sources be pursued but that hasn't been done. Local 250- A passed 
a resolution opposing a fare increase if TIDF fees aren't collected. The proposed service cuts 



will impact seniors because a large percentage of people riding during non-peak hours are 
seniors. She noted that because of the wage progression operators have already paid their share. 

Bruce Oka supports Muni's recommendation for fare increases. All pain and gain must be 
shared. Overall, Muni is the best system in the U.S. in terms of usability, ease and affordability. 
Nobody likes a fare increase but in paratransit fares, there has been inequity for at least 7 years. 

Stuart Baker, Commuter Check, serves 30,000 fast pass riders. He suggests using a rounded 
number, either $40 or $45, for the Fast Pass fare. A $45 pass would increase revenues, be more 
convenient for fast pass vendors and fare collectors and would still be less than 24 or 25 transit 
properties. 

Pi Ra, Walk SF, thinks that a fare increase may be a disincentive to taking public transit. He 
supports an increase in parking fees and thinks that should be part of the package. He agrees that 
there needs to be a paratransit fare increase however the group van rate is too high as it's the 
cheapest, most effective form of transportation and serves more frail seniors than any other 
mode. 

Norm Rolfe thinks that Muni is doing the process in reverse. Staff should look at parking 
increases and other related charges and if there's still a hole in the budget, then look at a fare 
increase. He supports an increase in garage rates, elimination of monthly parking at city owned 
garages, all free parking at city owned garages and free parking by city officials, and employees. 
He wants parking tax collection efforts stepped up and enforcement of transit-only lanes, and 
double-parking. He would like to see the TIDF increased and the residential parking permit 
changed. 

Jeanne Lynch thinks the fare increases are good because you're not taking transfers away. Any 
increase is going to impact seniors, people with disabilities and people on a low income. 
She wants people to get back on Muni and get out of cars. She concurs with Mr. Rolfe's 
statement. 

Steven Currier, President, Outer Mission Residents Association stated that the OMRA endorses 
Muni's fare increase. They would like to see more security on Muni. They have many seniors 
who ride the system and it takes over an hour to go from the neighborhood to downtown. 

Daveed Mandell, California Council of the Blind noted that many East Bay residents are envious 
of the marvelous services that the city provides however; these services are threatened if they 
become unaffordable. He is in accordance with Ms. McGinnis's request for fare equity. He 
urged the board to be cautious about raising fares because the East Bay fares are so high many 
seniors don't go anywhere because they can't afford it. 

Joe Rowe thinks this is a tax on poor students. He understands the difficulty in balancing 
budgets but suggested that the board is being snowed because the people who are presenting the 
budget are nearsighted and aren't smart enough. This increase pits poor people against poor 



people. 

John-Marc Chandonia is opposed to the fare increase as it balances the deficit on the backs of 
people who can least afford it and who have no choice but to ride Muni. Increasing the cash fare 
by a quarter will slow service because people will have to search for the extra change. While 
service has gotten better, it isn't as good as it was ten years ago. Explore other options such as 
market rate parking. Don't target riders 

Andrew Sullivan, Chairman, Rescue Muni, said his members didn't vote to oppose a fare 
increase. If you leave fares where they are, it will result in unacceptable service cuts and 
decreased quality. They recommend a balanced package of changes, which will have everyone 
sacrificing fairly including car drivers, riders, management and labor. They support raising 
parking garage fees by 25% and an increase in the parking tax, the residential permit parking fee 
and garage rates. They support Translink and the elimination of standby runs. 

David Pilpel thinks that Andrew spoke eloquently and he is largely in agreement. He urged the 
board to take Rescue Muni's recommendations and the forthcoming CAC recommendations to 
account. Muni has made a case for a moderate fare increase of not more than $1.25 and a $40 
fast pass. The discount fare of .45 cents could be raised to .50 cents and the youth fare could be 
the same level as the youth fares at other Bay Area agencies. He supports reinstitution of 
transfers on cable cars and that changes to interoperator agreements need to be discussed. 

Howard Strassner, Sierra Club, also thinks that Mr. Sullivan did a great job. He urged the board 
to ask for a parking tax increase. He suggested having a surcharge on peak hour parking, leasing 
air rights over city parking lots for affordable housing and going after businesses that provide 
free parking for employees. He suggested that the city impose a gas tax and that the TIDF should 
be expanded. 

Larry Edmond has been trying to get a bus routed into City College as many other colleges have 
shuttle buses. Money spent on public transportation must include education. People need to be 
given something that will make them get on the buses. Muni has greatly improved and it can get 
better. 

Director Vaughns thanked the public for their input and insightful and provocative thoughts. 
Their comments will be taken into consideration when the board deliberates. 

Director Casey asked for information about what type of equity program would be implemented 
for paratransit fares, including cost, other than what is currently proposed. Director Burns noted 
that staff worked closely with the paratransit community to achieve equity. He noted that the lift- 
van mode was already at $1.65 but will look at the impact of reducing that fee. 

Director Burns also noted that staff is looking to increase parking fees, fines and rates in an order 
of magnitude similar to the fare increase. Details will be provided at the February 18 th meeting. 



Chairman Flyiin stated his opposition to any increase in the cash fare for students and asked the 
board to support him in this. The amount Muni will get by a .10-cent increase won't impact the 
budget but will impact students. He would like to see the recommended Fast Pass fare modified 
as he thinks it should be more. 

Director Casey is in agreement about raising the cost of a Fast Pass and is fine with $45. He 
would like more discussion about the service issues. 

Director Burns noted that this budget is very unusual. The MTA is required to have a budget in 
place by March 1 but many figures, such as staff efficiencies or the costs of collective bargaining, 
won't be known by then. March 1 is clearly not the end of the process as staff is working with 
many assumptions. Approval of the budget will include a caveat of bringing the budget back to 
the board when those numbers are known. 

Director Casey added that while there are many things that are allowed under Prop E, it doesn't 
prevent the board from making policy recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. 

Chairman Flynn added that it is an impossible situation to satisfy a great number of people but 
Muni has got to run the buses as best they can. In his thirty-year history on the board, there has 
never been a deficit that has ever approached this number. In the past the department could 
always go to the General Fund but that is no longer an option, not to mention the fact that there is 
no money in the General Fund. He congratulated staff on the phenomenal job they've done so 
far. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:38 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of £an Francisco 

^NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEFT. 
FEB 1 4 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5 -Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-February 4, 2003 Regular Meeting 
-February 11, 2003 Special Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Service Standards Quarterly Report 
-Quarterly Report on key Capital Projects 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Samantha Morales, Superior Ct. #CGC02405547, filed on 3/12/02 for $3,000 

B. State Farm/Thomas Cradick, Unlitigated Claim #03B60212 filed on 12/12/02 for $5040.75 

C. Frank Cantor, Unlitigated Claim #0302089, filed on 12/24/02 for $5,138.06 

D. Boston Properties, Unlitigated Claim #0302195, filed on 1/8/03 for $6,028.72 

E. Teodulo Arias, Unlitigated Claim #0300532, filed on 8/12/02 for $6,500 

F. Brianna Sylvers, Unlitigated Claim #01B1458, filed on 9/16/02 for $6,750 

G. Yuan Fen Liao, Unlitigated Claim #0102806, filed on 3/27/01 for $7,000 
H. Tom Kein Liu, Unlitigated Claim #0300139, filed on 7/10/02 for $7,000 

I. Ellen Pearson, Unlitigated Claim #01B17291, filed on 5/22/02 for $7,357.49 

J. Jennifer Elias, Unlitigated Claim #01B16251, filed on 9/18/02 for $10,000 

K. Alfredo Villeta, Superior Ct. #409463, filed on 7/5/02 for $10,000 

L. Mary Nashawaty, Superior Ct. #319385 filed on 5/5/01 for $12,500 

M. Farmers Insurance, Superior Ct. #191842, 404900, 500337, filed on 9/12/01 for $13,000 

N. Roberto Laguna, Unlitigated Claim #01T0655, filed on 5/1/02, for $27,240.04 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. Residential Permit Parking Area "S" (2-Hour Time Limit, 8 am - 9 pm, Monday 
through Friday) - Establish Church Street, east side, between 21st and 22nd Streets and 
Church Street, west side, between 21st and Hill Streets 

B. Tow-away, No Stopping Anytime - Establish 19th Avenue, east side, from Junipero 

Serra Boulevard to 68 feet southerly 

C. No Right Turn on Red - Establish Dwight Street at San Bruno Avenue, eastbound 

D. Tow-away, No Parking Anytime - Establish northern end of 20th Avenue, north of 
Lake Street, from west curb to 20 feet easterly. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Approving the rejection of all bids received and approving a new bid call for Department 
of Public Works Contract No. 0481 J: Columbus Avenue Traffic Signal Upgrade. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

(10.4) Approving the rejection of all bids received on November 6, 2002 and approving a new 
bid call for Department of Public Works Contract No. 0480J: Tenderloin Traffic Signal Upgrade. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 



(10.5) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept, and expend $990,029 in Federal Section 
5309 capital assistance for the design and construction of MUNI's Central Control facility. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.6) Accepting Contract No. CS-1 11, As-Needed Consultant Support, approving the final contract 
amount of $3,876,189, and approving the closeout of this Contract with Booz Allen and Hamilton, 
Inc. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to proceed with Tranche 2 of the Breda light rail vehicle 
leveraged lease-leaseback transaction without an obligation to pay broken-deal costs. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

11. Public hearing to consider the Department of Parking and Traffic's proposal to increase 
parking fees, fines and rates. 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

12. Public hearing to consider the Municipal Railway's proposal to increase transit fares. 
(This hearing was continued from the February 11, 2003 Special Meeting.) 

13. Approving the Municipal Railway Department's FY2004 Operating Budget in the amount of 
$466,090,017; approving the Department of Parking and Traffic's FY2004 Operating and Capital 
Budget in the amount of $71,078,364; certifying that the FY2004 budgets are adequate to make 
substantial progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and performance standards; approving 
labor savings including the possibility of reductions in the workforce; approving the Muni fixed 
route and paratransit passenger fare schedule; approving the schedule of DPT and Parking 
Authority parking fines, fees and rates; approving the fare change request to waive fares on New 
Year's Eve 2003, authorizing the continuance of the Class Pass program; and authorizing the 
implementation of short-term experimental fares. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and attachments.) 

14. Authorizing the Director to negotiate and execute a professional services contract with 
Claremont Behavioral Services, Inc. to provide services for and management of Muni's 
Employee Assistance and Peer Assistance Programs for a contract amount not to exceed 
$675,000 and for a 3 years term ending June 30, 2004 (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, contract and resolution.) 

ADJOURN 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of §an Francisco 

^MINUTES 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2003 

ROOM 400t CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

FEB 2 8 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:12 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 

Absent: Enid Lim 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the February 4, 2003 Regular Meeting and the February 
11, 2003 Special Meeting: unanimously approved (Lim, Vaughns-absent). 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Chairman Flynn asked Deputy City Attorney Robert Bryan to introduce Julia Friedlander. Ms. 
Friedlander is assuming Mr. Bryan's responsibilities and comes highly recommended. Ms. 
Friedlander is honored to take this assignment and is delighted to follow in Mr. Bryan's 
footsteps, even if the shoes to fill are big. Chairman Flynn thanked Mr. Bryan for his hard work 
over the years. 



7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Service Standards Quarterly Report 
-Quarterly Report on key Capital Projects 
-Ongoing Activities 

Mr. Burns announced that the Third Street - Route 101 detour begins tomorrow. He noted that 
Muni's service standards have been holding steady. He has a concern about meeting this year's 
on-time performance target as has stayed stable at the same level as last year's target. 

Mr. Burns discussed the Muni maintenance vehicle involved in the fatal accident on Potrero last 
week that resulted in the death of a young child. Muni is cooperating fully with city investigators 
and conducting their own investigation. The MTA is committed to doing whatever needs to be 
done to avoid tragedies such as this. He expressed sympathy on behalf of the entire organization 
to the family during this difficult time. Supervisor Ammiano will hold a hearing to discuss 
pedestrian and traffic safety. 

Director Burns noted that the MTA Board has been receiving updates on the FY04 budget since 
early January and is aware of the fiscal crisis that the MTA faces next year. Staff has worked 
hard to incorporate suggestions from community groups, the Mayor's office and the Board. Staff 
presents a balanced budget, which aims to protect service quality and minimize impact to 
employees and riders. Because the budget is required to be submitted by March 1, there will be 
another special meeting on Wednesday, February 26. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, welcomed Steve Ferrario to the CAC. Steve has been 
appointed by Supervisor Bevan Dufty. The CAC elected a new vice-chair, Nia Crowder, who 
represents Supervisor Gavin Newsom. Mr. Murphy extended a welcome to Ms. Friedlander and 
thanked Robert Bryan for all his assistance. The bulk of what the CAC has been doing is a 
detailed review of the budget and proposal to increase Muni fares and DPT fees. He presented 
the CAC's written recommendations and reviewed the major highlights with the board. He noted 
that the CAC passed a resolution commending the help received from Muni and DPT finance 
staff who worked long hours to include the CAC so they could make reasonable 
recommendations . 

9. Public Comment 

Peter Ehrlich, Green Division Operator, discussed the status of weekend service after the no- 
overtime policy went into effect. He said that 30 runs out of 100 were held in house on a 
weekend that included the Chinese New Year's parade and thinks it's inexcusable. 

Roger Bazeley is concerned about pedestrian safety. DPT has been a tremendous partner in 
reducing pedestrian and traffic incidents. It's very important to get the pedestrian CAC up and 



running so they can focus on engineering upgrades, educational community outreach programs, 
and creating greater safety awareness in school safety zones. 

Linda Perez is a parent and teacher at Yerba Buena School who stated that a traffic delay signal 
could have prevented a school child from being killed a few blocks from her school. There are no 
signs that indicate that a school is nearby and motorists drive on Potrero Street as if it is a 
freeway. The community has been expressing their concerns to the city since 1998. This 
accident could easily have been avoided if there had been traffic management changes at Potrero 
and 24 th and Potrero and 25 th . 

Sasha Cuttler is a member of the Buena Vista Elementary School PTA. The Board of 
Supervisors passed a resolution in 1998 to try to work on traffic situations but no changes have 
ever been made. There are six lanes of traffic to cross without a pedestrian signal. He urged 
staff to take immediate measures to improve the situation as it's sad to see the lit up crosswalk in 
front of City Hall when his neighborhood can't have a cross walk. He also thinks that a PCO 
should be assigned there to help the crossing guard. 

Bailey Armstrong, a student at BV, heard about accident and felt like she could cry. The girl 
who died didn't get to read one book to her family. 

Bob Armstrong, a parent of 2 children and art coordinator at the school, felt great sorrow when 
he heard about the dreadful accident. He urged staff to install traffic abatement and slowing 
procedures on Potrero, as it's a vast street to cross. He implored the Board to use their power to 
remedy the situation so they will never have to suffer tragedy again. 

Ivette Rodriguez, a parent at BV was raised 2 blocks away from the incident. She never lets her 
children go on walking field trips because she has seen accidents like this on Potrero. She noted 
that the traffic coming from the shift change from General Hospital doesn't recognize the 4-way 
stop and there are no signs indicating there is a school in the area. Lights are needed there as 
well. 

Carol Gordon, an attorney in the city, is moved by what happened. There are many things that 
could be done to make that area safer and more visible, such as painting the crosswalks. There is 
no excuse for not taking immediate steps. More traffic enforcement and increased visibility is 
required. 

Barry Taranto noted that cab drivers extended their condolences. There should be no-left turn 
restrictions during heavy commute hours and the traffic engineers need to look at how the lights 
are timed. He hopes that there will be another hearing on the parking fees and doesn't think that 
people should be punished for taking extra time at a local restaurant or store. 

Chairman Flynn noted that these concerns had never been raised with the MTA before and 
something will be done. Director Casey asked for discussion about the procedure staff uses to 
investigate requests or complaints at the next board meeting. Chairman Flynn asked for 



discussion about the specific steps that would be taken at this location. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Samantha Morales, Superior Ct. #CGC02405547, filed on 3/12/02 for $3,000 

B. State Farm/Thomas Cradick, Unlitigated Claim #03B60212 filed on 12/12/02 for $5040.75 

C. Frank Cantor, Unlitigated Claim #0302089, filed on 12/24/02 for $5,138.06 

D. Boston Properties, Unlitigated Claim #0302195, filed on 1/8/03 for $6,028.72 

E. Teodulo Arias, Unlitigated Claim #0300532, filed on 8/12/02 for $6,500 

F. Brianna Sylvers, Unlitigated Claim #01B1458, filed on 9/16/02 for $6,750 

G. Yuan Fen Liao, Unlitigated Claim #0102806, filed on 3/27/01 for $7,000 
H. Tom Kein Liu, Unlitigated Claim #0300139, filed on 7/10/02 for $7,000 

I. Ellen Pearson, Unlitigated Claim #01B17291, filed on 5/22/02 for $7,357.49 

J. Jennifer Elias, Unlitigated Claim #01B 16251, filed on 9/18/02 for $10,000 

K. Alfredo Villeta, Superior Ct. #409463, filed on 7/5/02 for $10,000 

L. Mary Nashawaty, Superior Ct. #319385 filed on 5/5/01 for $12,500 

M. Farmers Insurance, Superior Ct. #191842, 404900, 500337, filed on 9/12/01 for $13,000 

N. Roberto Laguna, Unlitigated Claim #01T0655, filed on 5/1/02, for $27,240.04 

RESOLUTION 03-036 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. Residential Permit Parking Area "S" (2-Hour Time Limit, 8 am - 9 pm, Monday 
through Friday) - Establish Church Street, east side, between 21st and 22nd Streets and 
Church Street, west side, between 21st and Hill Streets 

B. Tow- away, No Stopping Anytime - Establish 19th Avenue, east side, from Junipero 
Serra Boulevard to 68 feet southerly 



C. No Right Turn on Red - Establish Dwight Street at San Bruno Avenue, eastbound 

D. Tow-away, No Parking Anytime - Establish northern end of 20th Avenue, north of 
Lake Street, from west curb to 20 feet easterly. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-037 

(10.3) Approving the rejection of all bids received and approving a new bid call for Department 
of Public Works Contract No. 0481 J: Columbus Avenue Traffic Signal Upgrade. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-038 

(10.4) Approving the rejection of all bids received on November 6, 2002 and approving a new 
bid call for Department of Public Works Contract No. 0480J: Tenderloin Traffic Signal Upgrade. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-039 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept, and expend $990,029 in Federal Section 
5309 capital assistance for the design and construction of MUNI' s Central Control facility. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-040 

(10.6) Accepting Contract No. CS-1 11, As-Needed Consultant Support, approving the final contract 
amount of $3,876,189, and approving the closeout of this Contract with Booz Allen and Hamilton, 
Inc. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-041 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to proceed with Tranche 2 of the Breda light rail vehicle 
leveraged lease-leaseback transaction without an obligation to pay broken-deal costs. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-042 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, and McCray 



ABSENT - Lim and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

11. Public hearing to consider the Department of Parking and Traffic's proposal to increase 
parking fees, fines and rates. 

Julia Dawson, Deputy Director, DPT Finance, reviewed the proposed fines, fees and rates. 

Director Casey asked to see the percent increases proposed at each garage. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Norm Rolfe, San Francisco Tomorrow, notes that most garage rates have not increased by 25% 
and should be examined closely. He urged the Board to review early bird and monthly rates. 
The Early Bird rate at the Golden Gateway Garage should be raised and the Bush Garage 
monthly rate could be raised higher and still be competitive with other neighborhood garages. 

Andrew Sullivan, Rescue Muni, is pleased to see that many of their recommendations were 
implemented. While many parking fees went up a commensurate amount, there are a couple of 
missed opportunities. He urged staff to re-look at garages that are well served by public transit 
and to increase residential permit parking fees for additional cars. 

Barry Taranto isn't happy with the proposal and thinks that other violations could be increased, 
such as fines for parking in a cabstand or a white zone. There might be some public outcry about 
certain fees such as street cleaning. He doesn't agree that the curb-painting fee should be divided 
into two fees and thinks that taxi stands should be exempt from that fee. People who take longer 
at a business or restaurant shouldn't be penalized. 

Howard Strassner thinks the proposal is a good start but doesn't go far enough. He urged an 
increase in early bird, daily, weekly and monthly rates, as commuters shouldn't be accommodated. 
He thinks the parking tax should be changed and that market rates should be charged. 

Jose Morales noted that many garages don't display information that they pay taxes and should 
be fined. 

Richard Peterson thinks that the residential parking permit fee should be raised. 

Chairman Flynn closed the public hearing. 



MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

12. Public hearing to consider the Municipal Railway's proposal to increase transit fares. 

(This hearing was continued from the February 11, 2003 Special Meeting.) 

Gigi Harrington, Deputy General Manager, Finance, reviewed changes to the fare proposal from 
the last board meeting. 

Kate Toran, Paratransit Coordinator, Accessible Services, discussed the Paratransit Fare 
Proposal. 

Director Black expressed concern about layoffs and asked how it would affect service. Director 
Burns noted that Muni has worked for the past two years to avoid layoffs and even now layoffs 
will be the last resort. He hopes that through negotiations, and working with various unions, they 
can come up with solutions that would avoid layoffs, but there aren't other solutions at this point. 
Staff is still discussing the classifications that would see reductions so they can't know what the 
impact will be. The 40 layoffs for FY03 won't affect service on the street but the support 
functions would be impact. Muni will be honoring the agreement with those unions who 
participated in the employee retirement contribution. While the MTA is required to submit a 
budget by March 1 st , it will clearly have assumptions. Following the collective bargaining 
process, the budget will return to the board with the result of those negotiations. Hopefully it 
will include solutions that will minimize layoffs. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Norm Rolfe suggested that a number of things could be done to avoid layoffs; such as diligently 
seeking other funding sources as not enough has been done in this respect. He hopes staff does a 
better job than they did with the Mission/Steuart Hotel proposal which has cost Muni thousands 
of dollars and hasn't materialized yet. The Transit Impact Development Fee (TIDF) could be 
raised which would help solve the budget deficit. 

Ellen Murray is opposed to the fare increase, as staff hasn't pursued uncollected fare revenues. 
Assuming that the TIDF won't increase means it's not being pursued. The unions are opposed to 
any pay cuts as operators have already made a huge donation with wage progression. 

Jose Morales thinks that finding other sources of revenue would be a good idea so you don't have 
to increase fares. He urged a delay on the decision by 2-3 months so large corporations could 
chip in. The flood of people who board through back doors is tremendous and Muni should use 
part time drivers and not pay overtime. He supports no increase in senior fares and fast passes. 
DPT is getting too lax in their fines for parking on sidewalk and is losing a lot of revenue. 

Richard Peterson is worried about Muni as the current fares are reasonable and raising fares starts 
a spiral, which is the wrong way to go. 

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Bill Oberhofer doesn't think Muni should have the price increase. He has complained many 
times about the number of courtesy rides that drivers give. Muni is losing money on rear door 
boardings because not everyone is honest. 

Dora Gallardo stated that Muni is losing thousands of dollars on the back door boarding issue. 
She understands the fare increase but thinks Muni should take care of back doors. 

Colin Kinlund extended his appreciation to operators who are kind and courteous. He noted that 
convenience is a factor with the $1 fare, which will not be made easier by needing to carry 
change around. Rear door boarding is big factor. People should be posted in the back or Muni 
should install a one-way device that would allow people to exit and not board. 

Andrew Sullivan submitted Rescue Muni's specific recommendations. They would prefer to 
avoid layoffs and strongly encourages labor and management to work together. Rescue Muni 
sees opportunities for job savings, such as cross training grip men and conductors to allow for 
rest time. Additional revenue sources should be pursued such as selling more day passports. The 
MIF can't afford "Destinations" right now and when looking at layoffs and service cuts, glossy 
newsletters aren't appropriate. Rescue Muni is concerned that the ratio of Fast Pass to cash fare 
doesn't provide incentive for increased cash boarding. He thanked staff for the increase in 
parking fees and is in favor of increasing the TIDF. 

Susan King stated that the Green Party takes a strong stance against the Muni fare increases, as 
the budget shouldn't be balanced on the backs of low-income people. Parking should be strictly 
enforced with sidewalk parking being particularly egregious. She urged enforcement of no 
double-parking signs and diamond lanes and advocates legislation to triple fines for people who 
incur moving violations while using a cell phone. 

David Pimple encourages appropriate consideration of the CAC and Rescue Muni 
recommendations. He thinks that the proposal to change the charge for BART/Muni transfers 
should be considered as a separate item because the public is unaware of it. The Fast Pass should 
be kept at $40. 

Herbert Weiner feels that everyone is in agreement about people who board on the back who 
don't pay. He thinks that cyclists who go through red lights constantly should be ticketed. 
He suggested that top-level management should be given their walking papers and not the 
drivers. 

Marc Solomon, Green Party, is a cyclist and takes exception to the last speaker. He does not 
support fare increase at this time, as it's a downward spiral. An extra quarter will mean fumbling 
for change. He wants to keep transit affordable as people of color and poor folks will pay 
heaviest. 

Marc Norton, People's Budget, is opposed to fare increases, service cuts, layoffs, and pay cuts. 

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The riders arc being pick-pocketed. Muni should go after car drivers, downtown commercial 
property owners, rich people, and business owners. 

Chairman Flynn closed the hearing and noted that ideas could still be given to staff, as the Board 
won't act on the budget until February 26 

13. Approving the Municipal Railway Department's FY2004 Operating Budget in the amount of 
$466,090,017; approving the Department of Parking and Traffic's FY2004 Operating and Capital 
Budget in the amount of $71,078,364; certifying that the FY2004 budgets are adequate to make 
substantial progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and performance standards; approving 
labor savings including the possibility of reductions in the workforce; approving the Muni fixed 
route and paratransit passenger fare schedule; approving the schedule of DPT and Parking 
Authority parking fines, fees and rates; approving the fare change request to waive fares on New 
Year's Eve 2003, authorizing the continuance of the Class Pass program; and authorizing the 
implementation of short-term experimental fares. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and attachments.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Sarita Britt said that Muni only needs one general manager which would save $175,000. 

Glenda LaVigne, President Local 200, is concerned about the budget, as it seems to be bloated. 
She knows that her union will be targeted and while they haven't started negotiations, they will 
provide their recommendations. 

Rafael Cabrera, TWU Local 250-A, stated that working with Muni management but it's difficult 
when he doesn't have the figures on service adjustments or how savings have been achieved. It's 
important to work within Prop E and not violate the TWU-MOU. TWU agrees about service 
adjustments on some lines but would like more detail. (Chairman Flynn noted that staff would 
furnish anything Mr. Cabrera requested.) 

Bill Sisk, President, TWU-250A, requests that the MTA reject the budget, as it is irresponsible 
and a disservice to passengers. He thinks there's a lot of fat in the management structure that 
should be cut and that the service reductions will result in less revenue. 

Norman Rolfe noted that it is a temporary budget and that the Board should take the opportunity 
to review all suggestions about enhancing revenue, primarily raising the TIDF to avoid service 
cuts. 

Larry Martin knows that dealing with this budget is a serious and tough situation. He noted that 
the workers need to be involved and informed before any decisions are made, as they are 
currently feeling downhearted. We need to communicate that the unions and management are 
working hard to resolve the situation. The MTF was put together to make better lives and make 
Muni better. It has saved Muni over $9 million and shouldn't be done away with. 



David Pilpel agrees with some of Mr. Martin's comments. The CAC only got a balanced budget 
5 days ago. The CAC could have had discussions about policies, priorities and service impacts 
earlier. It's not the fault of the public or unions but comes from the top, from management. He 
has asked for and been denied the list of layoffs. He got such a list back in 1992. There has 
always been public disclosure of specific positions so there's opportunity for public dialogue. 
This reflects poorly on the agency and needs to be fixed because it's a bad process. 

Selwyn Woodworm, TWU 250-A, Recording Secretary addressed the fallacy of balancing the 
budget on the livelihoods of the front line workers who provide transportation. Many workers 
are single heads of households who must commute long distances because they can't afford to 
live in the Bay Area. He inquired if anyone had looked at the impact that this budget will have 
on their lives and standards of living. The success of Muni over last few years has been as a 
result of the people in the brown uniform, the same people who are being asked to take the hit. 

Audra Knight, MIF coordinator, has put together a supplemental interim report that presents 
some interesting/convincing arguments about the importance of MIF. MIF saves Muni more 
than what it costs to run it. Areas do need to be run more efficiently. You will be impressed 
once you have the chance to see it. 

David Ragland is with the School of Public Health at UC-Berkeley and has looked at unexcused 
absenteeism, workers compensation costs and the PSR process. While he doesn't have the full 
scope, he does see a 20-35% decrease in negative outcomes. Decreasing the MIF fund at this 
time would be counterproductive. 

Chairman Flynn stated that consideration of the budget would be continued to the special 
meeting on February 26' 

In response to a question by Director Casey, Deputy Director Hamdun stated that the city 
attorney has said that the fee for residential parking permits can't be raised past the cost to 
administer the program which is why the rates haven't increased for subsequent cars. 

14. Authorizing the Director to negotiate and execute a professional services contract with 
Claremont Behavioral Services, Inc. to provide services for and management of Muni's 
Employee Assistance and Peer Assistance Programs for a contract amount not to exceed 
$675,000 and for a 3 years term ending June 30, 2004 (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, contract and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-043 

On motion to approve: 

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ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, and McCray 

ABSENT - Lim and Vaughns 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:32 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

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^NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND CALENDAR 



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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2003 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS COMMITTEE ROOM #263 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



SPECIAL MEETING 

5:00 P.M. 

(or upon conclusion of the Board of Supervisor's Finance Committee) 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Mike Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



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Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

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Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 263, at 
1 ( arlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



5:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Director's Report (for discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

4. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENGY 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED, BY THE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

5. Approving the Municipal Railway Department's FY2004 Operating Budget in the amount of 
$466,090,017; approving the Department of Parking and Traffic's FY2004 Operating and Capital 
Budget in the amount of $71,078,364; certifying that the FY2004 budgets are adequate to make 
substantial progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and performance standards; approving 
labor savings including the possibility of reductions in the workforce; approving the Muni fixed 
route and paratransit passenger fare schedule; approving the schedule of DPT and Parking 
Authority parking fines, fees and rates; approving the fare change request to waive fares on New 
Year's Eve 2003, authorizing the continuance of the Class Pass program; and authorizing the 
implementation of short-term experimental fares. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and attachments.) 

ADJOURN 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of Sitn Francisco 

^MINUTES 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2003 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAMBERS 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

SPECIAL MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAR 1 3 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael. T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING J. TRAFFIC 



5:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 5:24 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Enid Lim 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

The board secretary announced that, in the event that the room reached capacity, the North Light 
Court would serve as an overflow room. For people who were in the overflow room and wished 
to address the board, the secretary would call the name of the next speaker plus the two following 
speakers so there was ample time for them to make their way to the room. 

3. Director's Report (for discussion only) 
No report was made. 

4. Public Comment 

None. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENGY 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED, BY THE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

5. Approving the Municipal Railway Department's FY2004 Operating Budget in the amount of 
$466,090,017; approving the Department of Parking and Traffic's FY2004 Operating and Capital 
Budget in the amount of $71,078,364; certifying that the FY2004 budgets are adequate to make 
substantial progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and performance standards; approving 
labor savings including the possibility of reductions in the workforce; approving the Muni fixed 
route and paratransit passenger fare schedule; approving the schedule of DPT and Parking 
Authority parking fmes, fees and rates; approving the fare change request to waive fares on New 
Year's Eve 2003, authorizing the continuance of the Class Pass program; and authorizing the 
implementation of short-term experimental fares. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and attachments.) 

Director Burns announced that, following months of public discussion and outreach, the board 
would be asked to adopt the MTA budget. This has been a difficult and challenging process but it is 
nothing compared to implementing it. The budget has been prepared with several principles in 
mind - continued improvement, minimizing service impacts, encouraging the transit first policy, 
and sharing the budget solution with all transportation users and employees. 

The FY04 budget is balanced with a variety of revenue and expenditure solutions and protects 
service levels and service quality improvements. It is adequate to make progress on meeting the 
service standards. The budget does contain several assumptions, such as the proposed increases 
in parking fees and fines and Muni fares, which, if not approved, will result in a more significant 
budget deficit. Staff will return to the board when there are major developments in the budget. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

William Sisk, Local 250-A, recommends rejection of the budget, as it is incomplete, confusing 
and doesn't show details. Muni has reported a 17% increase in service levels, which were on 
paper only as they never materialized on the street. He suggested that the Director of 
Transportation should cut his own budget first. 

Sarita Britt has only had a week to review the budget and needs more time to go over it. Before 
there are any service cuts or layoffs, staff should look at all aspects and meet with the unions. 

Rudy Parsons questioned the use of consultants. 

Michael Lyon is concerned about cutting taxi vouchers because it will be difficult for people to 
get to their doctors appointments. Mum should be free to their riders. 

Mike Lonergan, Local 200, stated that no one is willing to see Muni starved for funds as it was in 
the mid-90 's and no one wants to see service impacted. Local 200 believes Muni needs to focus 
its limited resources on transportation. Executive management hasn't responded to their requests 
for information. 



Glenda LaVigne, President, Local 200, has serious concerns about the budget and only received 
certain material today. Muni has leased space throughout the city and consolidation at one 
location could save money. She would like the opportunity to review the budget and negotiate in 
good faith. 

Norm Rolfe urged the board to raise garage rates, eliminate monthly parking or raise it to meet 
private rates and to consider other Sierra Club recommendations. He urged staff to continue 
looking at longer-range items, as he believes Muni will be in the same situation next year. 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, Citizen's Advisory Committee, thanked staff for their detailed review 
and comparison of the CAC and Rescue Muni alternatives. He noted that the gap created by a 
lower fast pass should be closed by more aggressive pursuit of parking fees and fines. The CAC 
agrees that we need a balanced package with labor, management and auto users all sharing the 
burden. Management has met the guidelines set forth in Prop. E. He urged the board to set the 
MIF fund at zero as it has been of dubious use in the past. 

Ernestine Weiss thanked the board for holding the line on senior costs. She urged staff to cut the 
frills in Muni and DPT from the top, middle and bottom. She thinks PGE should pay their fair 
share and that businesses should kick in. Bonuses at the top should be cut and employees should 
take transit. 

Andrew Sullivan, Chairman, Rescue Muni (RM), has made specific recommendations about 
fares and fees. RM understands that the budget must be balanced and all must sacrifice. He is 
concerned about the fast pass price. It's very important to have contributions from all sources - 
labor, management and drivers. RM doesn't want to see more service cuts. The MIF proposal to 
increase their funding is not appropriate at this time. 

Marc Norton, People's Budget, is opposed to layoffs, service cuts, fare increase, and pay cuts. 
The city has been giving away money to downtown and big business for years. This matter may 
get taken to the ballot. 

James Smith noted that we're spending billions on war that a majority that doesn't support while 
Muni is fighting over crumbs. He commended TWU for their stand and thinks they should 
publicize their views to the riders. Muni should be free. 

Joan Downey, member of the CAC and RM, asked the board to consider the Transit First policy 
when voting. Keeping the fast pass price at $40 keeps it affordable for riders; encourages a non- 
cash fare; and speeds up boarding. The difference can be made up in increased parking fees, 
residential parking permit fees and other fees. 

James Bryant, SEIU 790, stated that Muni has a responsibility to cover stations when things go 
wrong. The current station agent staffing level is at 48 with the agreed upon level being 65. 
There is an agreed upon system to be sure there is coverage for people who are sick. It's a 
mistake to have vacant booths, as it is our responsibility to deal with potential problems. Make 



sure funding is put back into the budget so station agent funding is for 65 agents. 

Anthony Faber wanted to say that fares shouldn't be raised. Raise parking fees and fines more as 
Muni is how the poor get around. 

Pauline Perea, Local 790, spoke on behalf of a member, Fannie Lee Low who will lose her job if 
these budget cuts are implemented. 

Lorie Rueda, Station Agent, doesn't understand the formula for spending. Cutting should start 
from the top. It's dangerous not to staff agents at stations such what happened at Forest Hills. 
Station agents are trained personnel who can assist the elderly, school children and people with 
disabilities. 

Elizabeth Valdellon, Vice President, Station Agents, commented that station agents are 
concerned for co-workers and the riding public. They are responsible for safety and in the event 
of an emergency, will initiate the evacuation process. Leaving booths open is a danger to the 
riding public. 

Mary Walker, a Muni station agent, spoke about system security. All public employees are 
disaster service workers following a declaration of an emergency. Station agents are especially 
valuable because of their knowledge and must be supported by the city. The public address 
system hasn't worked for over two years. She hopes the five million dollars received for 
enhanced security can go to station agents. Please support drivers and station agents. 

Bill Helm, Supervisor of Mail Service, needs more trucks. The service cuts are unacceptable 
because Muni gives service to employees and the public. Work furloughs aren't acceptable. He 
would like to know what the internal efficiencies are and is opposed to service cuts and layoffs. 

Forrest Schmidt thinks money can be found and that corporations aren't funding their fair share. 
The budget is balanced on the backs of the poor. 

James Tracy, a Muni rider who takes the 27-Bryant every day stated that no one who supports the 
fare increase would be affected by it. These increases will mean less money for food, medicine 
and basic human needs. The budget is being balanced on the backs of those who can least afford 
it. He urged riders to support a fare strike within two weeks of the budget's approval and asked 
union members to support their riders. He is opposed to fare hikes, givebacks and layoffs. 

John Ferguson lives on a fixed income. His rent and phone bills don't leave him with much. 
The current dollar fare is more than enough. 

James Collins has to buy his fast pass with social security. He is opposed to the fare increase. He 
thinks the budget cuts should start at the top. 



Richard Marquez, Mission Agenda, is a regular rider who understands that poor working people 
have the profoundest need for affordable public transportation to live their lives. He stands with 
the unions in opposition to labor cuts and fare hikes. Low-income people of color have the 
lowest rates of medically uninsured, with no home or car ownership. Fortune 500 companies 
should pay their fair share. 

David McGuire thinks that people who have no money shouldn't be asked to pay extra. Once a 
fares increase, it will never go back down. Muni isn't a business and doesn't have to make 
money. Everyone will suffer except the rich who never take the bus. Muni should be free. 

Jim Reid noted that if Mayor Brown had put money away during the time of abundance, no 
problem would exist today. He would like to develop a transit tax where everyone pays a tax that 
would go to Muni. Car drivers should pay for public transit. He would like to see and eight-year 
plan to make Muni free. Middle management is inefficient and should be removed. 

Tom Wetzel is totally opposed to the fare increase and any wage cut for workers. There was a 
fiscal crisis with Muni 10 years ago but Prop E was supposed to fix it. The developers and 
downtown businesses that are heavily dependent on public transportation should finance Muni. 
Muni should build reserve funds to help during lean times. This is a regressive tax that will hit 
people with lowest incomes the hardest. 

Michael Rash stated that he is a custodian at the Forest Hills station who had to help some 
elderly passengers because there was no station agent. He went through hell to get the seniors 
out because the elevators weren't working and was cussed out for it. He is opposed to budget 
cuts and thinks that high price salaries should be cut. 

Erma Brim commented that group van users are frail elderly people with developmental 
disabilities who have less than anyone in the state. They're dependent on everyone. She is 
grateful for sparing the seniors but would like to see the group van people get relief. She urged 
the board to reconsider the group van rate. 

Larry Martin, TWU, stated that the number one thing is service for riders and the second most 
important thing are the workers who deal with the public. Management needs to educate the 
workers and public before decisions are made. He has reviewed the budget and thinks that cuts 
are from the bottom up and should be from the top down. He urged staff to sit down with 
employees to communicate and educate them. He also thinks the MIF budget is clearly saving 
money. 

Jeanne Lynch, Senior Action Network, noted that while the board left the .35-cent fare alone the 
senior and disabled pass will be raised. She urged a second look at the budget 

Director Vaughns asked for clarification about the Ambassador Program. Michael Burns noted 
that the Ambassador program was being provided for in-house. $300,000 was in the FY04 
budget for the MIF program for items such as Peer Assistance, Employee Assistance and the 









Claremont contract. Larry Martin stated that the Ambassador program was a jointly managed 
program and he recommends more money for the program as it saves money in the long term. 

Director Vaughns sees gross inequities in the parking garage increases and asked staff to take 
another look. Fred Hamdun will look again at the increases to make sure we're not hurting the 
revenue stream. 

Director Casey asked for an explanation about the unallocated section of the budget. Michael 
Burns noted that most of the money is for major Muni-wide expenses for worker's compensation, 
health care increases and paratransit costs or for other responsibilities that are spread throughout 
the divisions. 

In response to Director McCray's question, Michael Burns stated that the only salary increases in 
this budget are those that have already been negotiated. They are increases for transit operators 
and the 1% increase for individuals in unions who chose to participate in the retirement program. 
If the budget is not approved there will be approximately $28 million dollars that will have to be 
found. Muni would have to be looking at significant and substantial service cuts and cuts in the 
work force. 

Chairman Flynn stated that while he understands the concerns, he would like to see no increase 
in paratransit fares for group and lift van services. He would like to see the difference made up 
in increased parking fees. We should help out where we can and the money could easily be 
found. Spreading an additional $255,000 in revenue over the city's garages and lots won't make 
a difference. 

Director Casey noted that while the charter requires a budget to be adopted by March 1 , the 
reality is that the budget will be returning to the board after March 1. Director Burns noted that 
the budget could change as the economy improves or worsens or if the Board of Supervisors 
approves or denies increases to parking fees and fines. There is still room for discussion and he 
is willing to work with the unions on budget solutions. Amendments to the budget will be 
brought back to the board of directors for approval. 

On the motion to keep the paratransit fares for group and lift van services at it's current rate and 
find the additional $255 in parking fees: unanimously approved (Lim-absent). 

On the motion to amend the resolution to say that the Muni fare increase would occur "on or 
before September 1": unanimously approved (Lim-absent.) 

Director Casey asked for additional amendments to the budget which would delete specific 
language about labor savings; add a resolved clause regarding negotiating with labor 
organizations to achieve labor savings; add language that would require a vote by the MTA 
Board prior to layoffs or bump backs; and a clause recommending amending the Transit Impact 
Development Fee to cover the cost of providing transit services to new developments. 



Director Casey noted that it's regrettable that it's necessary to increase fares, which he reluctantly 
endorses but believes that Muni's fare structure is more than competitive and below scores of 
other cities. It is unfortunate that fares should fall on working people but there hasn't been an 
increase for 10 years. He strongly objects to balancing the budget prior to collective bargaining 
as it forces unions to bargain with a gun to their head. He encourages a good faith effort by both 
union and management, urging them to look for alternatives. 

Director Burns noted that any layoffs are the absolute last resort but all areas of possible savings 
had been investigated. It would be disingenuous to hold out hope for something we don't see on 
the horizon as an alternative to the reality that Muni faces if we don't see the revenues or savings 
projected in budget realized. 

Director Vaughns noted that the board has to be realistic in their assessment of the budget and 
unless specific areas for savings are identified, then we are spinning our wheels. 

In response to a request by Director Kasolas, Director Burns commented on Director Casey's 
proposed amendments. He is already authorized to negotiate with the unions and the board has 
no jurisdiction in personnel matters. The union that will be impacted with the most layoffs is the 
Municipal Executives Association. He supports adding language regarding amending the Transit 
Impact Development Fee. 

Deputy City Attorney affirmed that the ultimate decision to lay off employees lies with the 
Director of Transportation. 

Director Vaughns moved to amend the amendment to adopt the resolution without the first three 
resolved clauses made by Director Casey regarding labor savings, negotiations, and bump backs 
and keeping the resolved clause that dealt with the TIDF. 

On motion to amend the amendment: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

NAYES - Black, Casey 

ABSENT - Lim 

On the motion to approve the budget as amended to include language about the TIDF; 
implementation date for the increase in the fare structure; and keep the paratransit fares for group 
and lift van services at it's current rate and find the additional $255 in parking fees 

RESOLUTION 03-044 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

NAYES - Black, Casey 

ABSENT -Lim 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 8:24 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



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TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIP AL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



DOCUMENTS DBPT, 

F & 2 8 2003 

SAN FRANC/SCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE -SUITE 334 -SAN F R ANCIS CO-CA. 94102-4524 
»(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 ( 'arlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-February 18, 2003 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Octavia Boulevard Project 

-Review of pedestrian and traffic improvements on Potrero 

-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or will 
be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Kathleen Bui, Unlitigated Claim #0300507, filed on 8/9/02 for $7,500 

B. Travelers Co., Superior Ct. #CGC01402747, filed on 12/21/01 for $82,000 (City to receive) 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. Perpendicular (90-degree angle) parking - Establish Dorman Avenue, both sides, between 
Barneveld and Palou Avenues; and Palou Avenue, both sides, between Barneveld Avenue and 
Industrial Street. 

B. Tow-away, No Parking Anytime - Rescind Blake Street, west side, from the terminus north 
of Geary Boulevard to 30 feet southerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Approving Contract Modification No. 1 to Contract No. MR-1 184, Potrero and Presidio Yards 
Feeder Upgrade, with Abbett Electric Corporation, to perform the rerouting work at 14 th Street and 
South Van Ness Avenue, increasing the contract amount by $150,000, for a total amount not to 
exceed $1,037,000, and extending the time of completion from August 6, 2003 to September 5, 
2003. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, contract modification and financial 
plan.) (MUM) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to advertise a Request for Proposals for a nationally recognized 
management or transportation consulting firm to conduct the Municipal Transportation Quality 
Review; evaluate proposers, and negotiate a contract with the selected proposer in an amount not to 
exceed $50,000 and for a term not to exceed one year. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, and proposal.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Approves the award of Department of Public Works Contract Specification No. 0439J, Van 
Ness Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements Phase 2, to Vanguard Construction, as the lowest 
responsive, responsible bidder, in the amount of $592,760. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, and financial plan.) (DPT) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $404,000 of fiscal year 2003-2004 
TDA Article 3 funds from the MTC for various bicycle and pedestrian projects and programs. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and lease.) (DPT) 

(10.7) Approving the Amendment to the Cooperative Agreement (No. 4-1845-A1), West Approach 
Overhead Signs, to increase Caltrans' obligation from $365,000 to $555,000. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, agreement and financial plan.) (DPT) 

(10.8) Authorizing the award of Department of Public Works Contract No. 0742J, West Approach 
Overhead Signs, to Coral Corporation, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for a total 



) 



contract amount of $388,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and 
financial plan.) (DPT) 

(10.9) Canceling the regularly scheduled MTA Board meeting on April 15, 2003. (Explanatory 
documents include a resolution.) (MTA) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 1 . Adopting the Federal Highway Administration PedSafe Pedestrian Safety Concept Plan. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and plan summary.) 

12. Authorizing the Director of Transportation or his or her designee to execute the Lease between 
the City and County of San Francisco and the Parking Authority of the City and County of San 
Francisco for the commercial property at 243-245 Third Street at the Moscone Center Garage. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and lease.) 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

13. Authorizes the Director of the Parking Authority to execute the Lease between the Parking 
Authority of the City and County of San Francisco and the City and County of San Francisco for the 
commercial property at 243-245 Third Street at the Moscone Center Garage. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and lease.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to conduct a 
closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: TWU, Local 200; IBEW, Local 6; Machinists, Local 1414; TWU 
250-A (misc.); SEIU, Local 790; IFPTE, Local 21; Stationary Engineers, Local 39; 



Carpenters, Local 22; Laborers, Local 261; Teamsters, Local 853; Painters, Local 4; Glaziers, 
Local 718; Sheetmetal, Local 104; Operating Engineers, Local 3; Plumbers, Local 38, MEA, 
Unrepresented. 

To discuss: 

_X_ Wages 
X Hours 
X Benefits 
X Working Conditions 
X Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals 
and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 16.520 - 16.534] to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please 
contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone 
(415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




^Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

^MINUTES 

TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welt on Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAR 1 3 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
2(415)554-6896 FAX (415)5 54-4143 




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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flyiin called the meeting to order at 4:10 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Enid Lim 

James McCray, Jr. 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the February 18, 2003 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Casey, Lim, McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 

The board secretary announced that the closed session scheduled after the regular meeting was cancelled. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Octavia Boulevard Project 

-Review of pedestrian and traffic improvements on Potrero 

-Ongoing Activities 



The Director of Transportation, Michael Burns, noted that while Special Recognition Award is 
normally reserved for DPT and Muni employees, he was going outside the department to 
recognize Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney. Robert has been Muni's attorney since 1998. 
His first big challenge was in crafting the contract to restore subway service following the 
historic failure of the system. His next challenge was in crafting and implementing Proposition 
E. He has always kept the best interests of the agency and the city and county at heart. Mr. 
Bryan has been appointed as the head of the City Attorney's contracts division. Robert Bryan 
thanked everyone for the award and noted that his time with Muni, while challenging, has also 
been very fulfilling. Chairman Flynn expressed his appreciation on behalf of the board and 
wished him much success in the future. 

Mr. Bums announced that construction at 4 th and King streets continues as planned. Work is 
expected to be complete well within the deadline and by opening day of the ballpark. 

Deputy Director Fred Hamdun reviewed the Octavia Boulevard construction project that will 
begin at the end of March. There are three projects involved; demolition of the Fell Street off- 
ramp; construction of Octavia Boulevard; and construction of two new freeway ramps at Market 
and Octavia. Bond Yee, Traffic Engineer reviewed details of the project including traffic and 
transit impacts. The next few years will be difficult due to increased traffic on city streets but 
many of the traffic mitigation measures that were put in place in 1996 are still in place. 

Director Vaughns asked about the outreach that has been done and the impact of this construction 
on Muni service. Mr. Yee noted that staff has used a variety of methods to reach people, 
including workshops, personal service announcements and letters. Muni will be significantly 
impacted but with the use of measures such as hiring additional parking control officers and 
changing signal timing, the impact can be minimized. Mr. Hamdun will give periodic updates to 
the board on this project. 

Mr. Hamdun also reviewed the pedestrian and traffic improvements, such as crossing guards, 
crosswalks, increasing the pedestrian countdown signals and improved signage, that have been or 
will soon be implemented on Potrero Avenue. These improvements will be implemented 
quickly. Mr. Hamdun expressed his condolences to the family on behalf of the department. 

Director Vaughns suggested that staff look at other school sites to see if similar measures should 
be taken. Director Casey appreciates the correspondence about the process and appreciates that 
staff didn't let bureaucracy stand in the way of getting these things done. 

Mr. Hamdun also announced that 98% of all new meters have been installed. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

There was no report made. 



9. Public Comment 

1 kuvard Strassner, Sierra Club, commented on rates set for adults fast passes. The increase will 
take more rides to justify the cost of the fast pass. If people use change, it will slow down the 
service, which may become a problem. Monthly parking permits is a good source of money for 
the city. He suggested that the board look at the history of rates at each garage and relative fees 
in the neighborhood. 

Bill Sisk, President, 250- A, stated that he has sent a letter to Mr. Burns and would appreciate a 
response. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

1 0. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Kathleen Bui, Unlitigated Claim #0300507, filed on 8/9/02 for $7,500 

B. Travelers Co., Superior Ct. #CGC01402747, filed on 12/21/01 for $82,000 (City to receive) 

RESOLUTION 03-045 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. Perpendicular (90-degree angle) parking - Establish Dorman Avenue, both sides, 
between Baraeveld and Palou Avenues; and Palou Avenue, both sides, between Barneveld 
Avenue and Industrial Street. 

B. Tow- away, No Parking Anytime - Rescind Blake Street, west side, from the terminus 
north of Geary Boulevard to 30 feet southerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-046 



(10.3) Approving Contract Modification No. 1 to Contract No. MR-1184, Potrero and Presidio 
Yards Feeder Upgrade, with Abbett Electric Corporation, to perform the rerouting work at 14 
Street and South Van Ness Avenue, increasing the contract amount by $150,000, for a total 
amount not to exceed $1,037,000, and extending the time of completion from August 6, 2003 to 
September 5, 2003. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, contract 
modification and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-047 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to advertise a Request for Proposals for a nationally recognized 
management or transportation consulting firm to conduct the Municipal Transportation Quality 
Review; evaluate proposers, and negotiate a contract with the selected proposer in an amount not 
to exceed $50,000 and for a term not to exceed one year. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, and proposal.) (MUNI) 

Director Vaughns asked that the item be severed. She asked about the payment schedule. 
Director Burns noted that a lump sum payment would be made on completion of the contract. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Glenda LaVigne, TWU, Local 200, is concerned about the money for the project. She also has 
concerns about the basis for the audit and the short period of time to solicit bids and receive 
proposals. (Director Burns noted that the money is included in the budget, that bidders had one 
month to prepare and submit a bid and that Prop E requires an outside firm to audit Muni's 
performance measures.) 

RESOLUTION 03-048 

On motion to approve Item 10.4: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Lim and McCray 

(10.5) Approves the award of Department of Public Works Contract Specification No. 0439J, 
Van Ness Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements Phase 2, to Vanguard Construction, as the 
lowest responsive, responsible bidder, in the amount of $592,760. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, and financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-049 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $404,000 of fiscal year 2003- 
2004 TDA Article 3 funds from the MTC for various bicycle and pedestrian projects and 
programs. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and lease.) (DPT) 

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RESOLUTION 03-050 

(10.7) Approving the Amendment to the Cooperative Agreement (No. 4-1845-A1), West 
Approach Overhead Signs, to increase Caltrans' obligation from $365,000 to $555,000. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, agreement and financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-051 

(10.8) Authorizing the award of Department of Public Works Contract No. 0742J, West 
Approach Overhead Signs, to Coral Corporation, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder 
for a total contract amount of $388,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, and financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-052 

(10.9) Canceling the regularly scheduled MTA Board meeting on April 15, 2003. (Explanatory 
documents include a resolution.) (MTA) 

RESOLUTION 03-053 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (item 10.4 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Lim and McCray 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 1 . Adopting the Federal Highway Administration PedSafe Pedestrian Safety Concept Plan. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and plan summary.) 

Frank Markowitz, Program Manager, reviewed the Pedestrian Safety plan. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-054 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Lim and McCray 

12. Authorizing the Director of Transportation or his or her designee to execute the Lease 
between the City and County of San Francisco and the Parking Authority of the City and County 
of San Francisco for the commercial property at 243-245 Third Street at the Moscone Center 
Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and lease.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-055 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Lim and McCray 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

13. Authorizes the Director of the Parking Authority to execute the Lease between the Parking 
Authority of the City and County of San Francisco for the commercial property at 243-245 Third 
Street at the Moscone Center Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and lease.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-056 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Lim and McCray 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:15 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation Agency 
Board of Directors. 




Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 




.Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of £an Francisco 

^NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAR 1 3 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
»(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)5 54-4143 




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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21-Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-February 26, 2003 Special Meeting 
-March 4, 2003 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. There 
will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, 
in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate 
item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or will 
be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 



A. Nancy Drew Fenton, Superior Ct. #317341, filed on 12/11/00 for $716 (DPT) 

B. Gerald Schmidt, Unlitigated Claim #0301793, filed on 12/2/02 for $5,221.07 

C. Ya Wang, Unlitigated Claim #0300925, filed on 9/16/02 for $7,000 

D. Hilda Benton, Superior Ct. #409104, filed on 6/13/02 for $7,500 

E. Myriam Guzman, Superior Ct. #CGC01402239, filed on 12/6/01 for $7,500 

F. Anna Yuen, Unlitigated Claim #01B1794, filed on 10/22/02 for $8,500 

G. Linda Hat, Superior Ct. #309655, filed on 2/2/00 for $10,000 

H. Estate of Kuo Whai Chiang, Superior Ct. #407599, filed on 5/6/02 for $10,000 
I. Erlinda Enriquez, Superior Ct. #319203, filed on 2/27/01 for $20,000 
J. Athena Vutiritsas, Superior Ct. #321506, filed on 6/1/01 for $25,600 
K. Carmen Dentamaro, Superior Ct. #314140, filed on 8/4/00 for $62,500 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. Tow-away, No Stopping Anytime - rescind Residential permit parking area "A" (2-hour time 
limit, 8 am - 7 pm, Monday through Friday) and establish Broadway North Service Road, 
south side, from 13 to 240 feet east of Hyde Street. 

B. Tow-away, No Stopping Anytime - establish Broadway North Service Road, north side, 
from to 240 feet east of Hyde Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to execute a one-year extension of the professional services contract 
with Intercare Insurance Services, for workers' compensation claims adjusting, consulting, and 
administrative services to the Municipal Railway; through March 25, 2004, for an amount not to 
exceed $2,608,683. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 1 . Approving the revised garage rate plan and authorizing the Director to implement the rate changes 
at each facility as soon as possible. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
revised rate plan.) 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

12. Approving the revised garage rate plan and authorizing the Director of the Parking Authority to 
implement the rate changes at each facility as soon as possible. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and revised rate plan.) 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

13. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1 145, Third Street Light Rail Transit: Hester Avenue 
to Sunnydale Avenue, to Shimmick Construction/Homer J. Olsen, as the lowest responsive and 
responsible bidder, in the amount of $14,379,705. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 



RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to conduct a 
closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: TWU, Local 200; ffiEW, Local 6; Machinists, Local 1414; TWU 
250-A (misc.); SEIU, Local 790; IFPTE, Local 21; Stationary Engineers, Local 39; 
Carpenters, Local 22; Laborers, Local 261; Teamsters, Local 853; Painters, Local 4; Glaziers, 
Local 718; Sheetmetal, Local 104; Operating Engineers, Local 3; Plumbers, Local 38, MEA, 
Unrepresented. 

To discuss: 

JK_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
_JX_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals 
and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 16.520 - 16.534] to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please 
contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone 
(415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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^MINUTES 

TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAR 2 7 2003 



LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Enid Lim 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the February 26, 2003 Special Meeting and the March 4, 
2003 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved (Casey, Lim-absent). 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 



Michael Burns, Director of Transportation, has provided the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors with 
the MTA budget by the Prop E deadline. The Board of Supervisors has begun hearings on the 
proposal to increase parking fines. Mr. Burns is conducting employee briefings at Muni locations and 
will be meeting with all interested employees this month. 

The war protests and daily demonstrations are affecting service on a number of lines causing delays 
and reroutes. They are expected to intensify. Muni has a plan to provide service and communicate 
with riders, with turnbacks and reroutes possible. The overall guiding principle is to stay away from 
those areas where the demonstrations are taking place. These demonstrations will contribute to the 
budget situation in negative way. Staff is tracking the costs with a special account number. 

Construction is substantially complete at Fourth and King. The new track systems will begin service 
on March 24, three days ahead of schedule. 

Muni expects to provide service to PacBell park at the same levels as last year. Service is being 
managed with minimal overtime. We expect continued improvement in ballpark service. 

When the budget is returned to the board, Director McCray would like to have an accounting of the 
impact of the demonstrations on Muni and DPT's budgets. 

DPT Deputy Director Fred Hamdun announced that staff is 100% complete with the installation of 
electronic meters. Already they are seeing increased revenues. 30,000 brochures have been 
distributed to let neighbors know about the Octavia Boulevard project. Other methods of alerting the 
public about the project have also been used The war demonstrations are having a significant impact 
on DPT and their budget. He is negotiating with the mayor's office for resources. 

Director McCray asked Mr. Hamdun to send the brochure to community service centers and churches 
in the area around the freeway. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report was made. 

9. Public Comment 

Barry Taranto suggested increased fines for people who park in taxi stands and charging extra at 
white zones, fire hydrants and around transit corridors. He hopes to get a taxi stand at 18 th and 
Castro. He asked that diamond lanes be enforced and would like to see a report on the effectiveness 
of Parking Control Officers on the Octavia Blvd. Project. 

Roger Bazeley suggested bus shelters are needed at windy locations such as Leavenworth and Union 
St. There needs to be greater coordination to resolve bunching and blockage on Stockton St. through 
Chinatown. He suggested dual languages for the bus voice announcement system. 



THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. There 
will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, 
in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate 
item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or will 
be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

A. Nancy Drew Fenton, Superior Ct. #317341, filed on 12/11/00 for $716 (DPT) 

B. Gerald Schmidt, Unlitigated Claim #0301793, filed on 12/2/02 for $5,221.07 

C. Ya Wang, Unlitigated Claim #0300925, filed on 9/16/02 for $7,000 

D. Hilda Benton, Superior Ct. #409104, filed on 6/13/02 for $7,500 

E. Myriam Guzman, Superior Ct. #CGC01402239, filed on 12/6/01 for $7,500 

F. Anna Yuen, Unlitigated Claim #01B1794, filed on 10/22/02 for $8,500 

G. Linda Hat, Superior Ct. #309655, filed on 2/2/00 for $10,000 

H. Estate of Kuo Whai Chiang, Superior Ct. #407599, filed on 5/6/02 for $10,000 
I. Erlinda Enriquez, Superior Ct. #319203, filed on 2/27/01 for $20,000 
J. Athena Vutiritsas, Superior Ct. #321506, filed on 6/1/01 for $25,600 
K. Carmen Dentamaro, Superior Ct. #314140, filed on 8/4/00 for $62,500 

Director Vaughns noted that the incident date needed to be corrected for the Schmidt closeout. She 
also inquired about the status of an employee involved in the Dentamaro case. 

RESOLUTION 03-057 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. Tow-away, No Stopping Anytime - rescind Residential permit parking area "A" (2-hour time 
limit, 8 am - 7 pm, Monday through Friday) and establish Broadway North Service Road, 
south side, from 13 to 240 feet east of Hyde Street. 

B. Tow-away, No Stopping Anytime - establish Broadway North Service Road, north side, 
from to 240 feet east of Hyde Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (DPT) 



RESOLUTION 03-058 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to execute a one-year extension of the professional services contract 
with Intercare Insurance Services, for workers' compensation claims adjusting, consulting, and 
administrative services to the Municipal Railway; through March 25, 2004, for an amount not to 
exceed $2,608,683. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-059 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT: Lim 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 1 . Approving the revised garage rate plan and authorizing the Director to implement the rate changes 
at each facility as soon as possible. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
revised rate plan.) 

Items 1 1 and 12 were called together. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Norm Rolfe raised a continuing problem of monthly parking at garages. The intent of these garages 
was for occasional parkers. He urged the board to raise monthly parking rates to the rate of private 
garages in the vicinity. The revised plan should be sent back for review. 

Roger Bazeley concurs with Mr. Rolfe regarding raising parking rates. He suggested that some 
garages are underused at night and more revenue could be captured in the evening. 

Deputy Director Hamdun stated that staff has examined the loss of business due to higher parking 
rates and feels that this revised plan is the best, once all factors are considered. 

RESOLUTION 03-060 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 



ABSENT: Lim 
PARKING AUTHORITY 

12. Approving the revised garage rate plan and authorizing the Director of the Parking Authority to 
implement the rate changes at each facility as soon as possible. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and revised rate plan.) 

RESOLUTION 03-061 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT: Lim 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

13. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR- 1 145, Third Street Light Rail Transit: Hester Avenue 
to Sunnydale Avenue, to Shimmick Construction/Homer J. Olsen, as the lowest responsive and 
responsible bidder, in the amount of $14,379,705. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-062 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT: Lim 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 4:38: p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 



Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Enid Lim 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Lisa Mancini, Deputy Executive Director 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Fred Stephens, General Manager 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to conduct a 
closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Lim-absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: TWU, Local 200; IBEW, Local 6; Machinists, Local 1414; TWU 
250-A (misc.); SEIU, Local 790; IFPTE, Local 21; Stationary Engineers, Local 39; 
Carpenters, Local 22; Laborers, Local 261; Teamsters, Local 853; Painters, Local 4; Glaziers, 
Local 718; Sheetmetal, Local 104; Operating Engineers, Local 3; Plumbers, Local 38, MEA, 
Unrepresented. 

To discuss: 

^X_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
_X_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 5:00 p.m. 



14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

( 'hairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session for a conference with their labor 
negotiator. There was no action taken. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Lim-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:01 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals 
and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 16.520 - 16.534] to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please 
contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone 
(415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



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PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 c 'arlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21-Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 






4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-March 18, 2003 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 



will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Terry Pena, Unlitigated Claim #0203281, filed on 4/1 1/02 for $9,500 
Leo Riegler, Superior Ct. #408946, filed on 6/1 1/02 for $20,000 
Arthur Reddic, Superior Ct. #316533, filed on 1 1/8/00 for $45,000 
Claudia Tucker, Superior Ct. #407781, filed on 5/9/02 for $65,000 
Rodolfo Lezama, Superior Ct. #406277, filed on 4/3/02 for $75,000 

(10.2) Urging the Board of Supervisors to accept the gift of $55,000 from the Market Street 
Railway Company toward the purchase of Historic Streetcar #162. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.3) Authorizing the City of San Francisco Japan Center Garage Corporation to amend the 
Bid/RFP by requiring interested parking firms to submit three years of certified audited financial 
statements, financial reviews, or notarized tax statements. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to reject all proposals received and advertise the availability of 
the new Bid/RFP package for the combined management of the St. Mary's Square Garage and 
the 16 th & Ho ff Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.5) Approving a revocable permit between the Parking Authority and the San Francisco Ballet 
Association for access to the Performing Arts Garage during construction of the Ballet's 
expansion project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and permit.) (PA) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to terminate the existing lease and execute the approved new 
Lease between the Parking Authority and T.A. Fruits and Vegetables for the commercial property 
at the Moscone Center Garage for five-year term with a five year option at a base rent of $2,720 
per month. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and lease.) (PA) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Approving the award of Contract No. MR- 1 147, Third Street Light Rail Transit Platform 
Finishes and Special Systems, to Amelco Electric, as the lowest responsive and responsible 
bidder, in the amount of $23,296,109. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and financial plan.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 



2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

Employee Organizations: TWU, Local 200; IBEW, Local 6; Machinists, Local 1414; TWU 
250-A (misc.); SEIU, Local 790; IFPTE, Local 21; Stationary Engineers, Local 39; 
Carpenters, Local 22; Laborers, Local 261; Teamsters, Local 853; Painters, Local 4; Glaziers, 
Local 718; Sheetmetal, Local 104; Operating Engineers, Local 3; Plumbers, Local 38, MEA, 
Unrepresented. 

To discuss: 

^X^ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
JK_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

12. Announcement of Closed Session. 

13. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




^Municipal Transportation Agency 
And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

^MINUTES 

TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAY - 1 20C; 

SAN FRANCISC 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Fred M. Hamdun 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(41 5) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

The Board Secretary stated that pursuant to the MTA's Rules of Order, in the absence of the 
( 'hairman or Vice-chairman, board members would select a member to preside over the meeting. 
Director Vaughns was unanimously selected to preside (Black, Flynn, and Lim-absent). 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Shirley Breyer Black 
H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the March 18, 2003 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Black, Flynn, and Lim-absent). 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 



Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation, began his report with the MTA Special 
Recognition Award. He is pleased to present the award to Mr. Harold Byrd who started at Muni 
24 years ago as an operator and has worked in many positions since. He has repeatedly 
demonstrated a can-do attitude, even during times of extra pressure such as the recent 
demonstrations when he provided 70 operators to support service through demonstrations. He 
has shown exemplary work throughout his career. Mr. Byrd noted that he shared this recognition 
with everyone. Chairman Vaughns commended Mr. Byrd on behalf of the board. 

Director Burns reviewed the significant challenges at Muni over the past weeks with the anti-war 
demonstrations and the start of ballpark service. All in all, everyone did a tremendous job and 
deserves commendation. 

The budget news from the city is not improving. The Mayor's office has revised the city's 
shortfall from $320 to $347 million. The city is instituting cost controls, including reductions in 
discretionary funding, furlough days, and looking at personal services contracts. The Board of 
Supervisors' budget committee approved the revised DPT parking fine proposal. DPT changed 
some of the rates previously approved by the MTA board but the financial impact of these 
changes were the same so they do not have to return to the board for further ratification. The full 
Board will consider the matter on April 8. Director Burns is continuing to hold employee 
briefings and discussions with TWU, Local 250-A have resulted in a tentative agreement, which 
achieves three million in savings. 

Pursuant to the Charter, Director Burns formally announced the start of the 30-day disclosure 
period by releasing the tentative agreement, and a detailed analysis of the costs and comparison 
of the proposed differences in the agreement. The item will be brought to the MTA board for a 
vote. 

Chairman Vaughns asked the director to convey the board's appreciation for staffs 
professionalism and decorum during the demonstrations. Their actions represented the high 
caliber of employees working at Muni and are reflective of the training they have received. 

Fred Hamdun, Deputy Director, Department of Parking and Traffic appreciates staff for the team 
effort to get the fine increases approved. Ballgame activity has been successful with 15 Parking 
Control Officers. The Octavia Blvd. Project is working as well as can be expected. It will take 
time for drivers to get used to the reroutes. 

Effective May 1, Mr. Hamdun is leaving DPT as he has accepted a position with the Secretary of 
State. He called his work at DPT tremendously rewarding and he feels like he is leaving his 
family. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that Mr. Hamdun has demonstrated the kind of leadership that Muni is 
all about. Director Kasolas appreciates Mr. Hamden's management skills as reflected by his 
employees' regard for him. Director McCray and Director Casey thanked Mr. Hamdun and 
wished him good luck. 



8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, wished Mr. Hamdun well. He was surprised at how smoothly 
the merger went and is grateful for Mr. Hamdun' s work on that front. The CAC has been 
lobbying the Board of Supervisors to approve the parking fine and meter changes. The CAC has 
passed two resolutions regarding measuring service standards and publishing a complete 
timetable book for each sign-up. The CAC is a big advocate of the timetable book. 
The CAC has endorsed a bus procurement policy that moves Muni toward meeting CAJRB 
emissions and does not include Compressed Natural Gas-fueled systems, as they won't meet the 
201 5 requirements. Any investment in CNG is not a good use of dollars. 

Director Burns appreciated the significant help by the CAC with the Board of Supervisors. 
Labor organizations also helped lobby the Board. 

9. Public Comment 

Mr. Barry Taranto is disturbed to hear that Mr. Hamdun will be leaving, as it has been great 
working with him. He noted that the MTA agenda now has fewer DPT items for the public to 
comment on. He thinks that Parking Control Officers should focus their attention on the South 
Van Ness/Mission St. off ramp and asked staff to make sure the lights are timed properly on 9 
St. He wouldn't like to see the Taxi Commission melded with MTA. He is concerned about the 
appointment process. 

Carol Badger has lived in the Marina for 8 years and this year DPT has become very aggressive 
about ticketing. She wrote multiple letters to Mr. Hamdun protesting her tickets but didn't get 
any resolution and DPT delayed issuing her a residential permit for five months. She is 
concerned that DPT's focus has changed from monitoring parking and traffic to generating 
revenue. The public has no recourse and there needs to be a department that can monitor and 
override DPT. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

A. State Farm/John Sheehan, Unlitigated Claim #0321501, filed on 1 1/5/02 for $5291.98 

B. Vera Sawinko, Unlitigated Claim #01B1591 1, filed on 9/18/02 for $5,750 

C. Patricia Arias, Unlitigated Claim #0300531, filed on 8/12/03 for $6,200 

D. Carmela Baglione, Unlitigated Claim #302435, filed on 1/24/03 for $6,633.54 

E. Mei L. Chung, Unlitigated Claim #0300926, filed on 9/16/02 for $7,000 

F. Terry Pena, Unlitigated Claim #0203281, filed on 4/1 1/02 for $9,500 

G. Tatyana Tsibulskaya, Unlitigated Claim #0204080, filed on 6/25/02 for $15,000 
H. Leo Riegler, Superior Ct. #408946, filed on 6/11/02 for $20,000 

I. Arthur Reddic, Superior Ct. #316533, filed on 1 1/8/00 for $45,000 
J. Claudia Tucker, Superior Ct. #407781, filed on 5/9/02 for $65,000 
K. Rodolfo Lezama, Superior Ct. #406277, filed on 4/3/02 for $75,000 

Director Kasolas asked for assurances that controls are in place to avoid future situations like the 
one Ms. Tucker experienced. Director Burns noted that systems are currently in place. 

RESOLUTION 03-063 

(10.2) Urging the Board of Supervisors to accept the gift of $55,000 from the Market Street 
Railway Company toward the purchase of Historic Streetcar #162. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-064 

(10.3) Authorizing the City of San Francisco Japan Center Garage Corporation to amend the 
Bid/RFP by requiring interested parking firms to submit three years of certified audited financial 
statements, financial reviews, or notarized tax statements. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-065 

(10.4) Approving a revocable permit between the Parking Authority and the San Francisco Ballet 
Association for access to the Performing Arts Garage during construction of the Ballet's 
expansion project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and permit.) (PA) 

RESOLUTION 03-066 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to terminate the existing lease and execute the approved new 
Lease between the Parking Authority and T.A. Fruits and Vegetables for the commercial property 
at the Moscone Center Garage for five-year term with a five-year option at a base rent of $2,720 
per month. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and lease.) (PA) 



RESOLUTION 03-067 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Casey, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Black, Flynn, and Lim 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Approving the award of Contract No. MR-1 147, Third Street Light Rail Transit Platform 
Finishes and Special Systems, to Amelco Electric, as the lowest responsive and responsible 
bidder, in the amount of $23,296,109. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-068 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Casey, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Black, Flynn, and Lim 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 4:49 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 



Absent: Shirley Breyer Black 
H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Lisa Mancini, Deputy Executive Director 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Black, Flynn, Lim- 
absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

Employee Organizations: TWU, Local 200; IBEW, Local 6; Machinists, Local 1414; TWU 250- 
A (misc.); SEIU, Local 790; IFPTE, Local 21; Stationary Engineers, Local 39; Carpenters, Local 
22; Laborers, Local 261; Teamsters, Local 853; Painters, Local 4; Glaziers, Local 718; 
Sheetmetal, Local 104; Operating Engineers, Local 3; Plumbers, Local 38, MEA, Unrepresented. 

To discuss: 

^X_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
_X_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 5:02 p.m. 

12. Announcement of Closed Session. 



Chairman Vaughns announced the board met in closed session for a conference with their labor 
negotiator. There was no action taken. 

13. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Black, Flynn, Lim- 
absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:03 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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NOTICE OF CANCELLATION 



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TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2003 
ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



THE BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, 

APRIL 15, 2003 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THE 

NEXT MEETING OF THE MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

WILL BE ON TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2003. 



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JVOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
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PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Ronald Szeto 

ACTTNG DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 



The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-April 1, 2003 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

A. Allison Kear, Superior Ct. #316081, filed on 10/23/00 for $2,500 

B. Allstate Insurance, Superior Ct. #405484, filed on 3/11/02 for $2,590 

C. State Farm, Superior Ct. #192681, filed on 10/5/01 for $2,778.44 

D. Sofiya Vinokur, Superior Ct. #185775, filed on 2/13/01 for $3,000 

E. Chi Lien, Unlitigated Claim #FY031639, filed on 1/8/03 for $6,940.68 

F. Jason Hui, Unlitigated Claim #0203785, filed on 5/31/02 for $10,000 

G. Christian & Nancy Miranda, Unlitigated Claim #FY034122, filed on 12/26/02 for $1 1,531.57 
H. Roy Mott, Unlitigated Claim #01B10871, filed on 7/22/02 for $12,000 

I. Heather Patterson, Unlitigated Claim #FY031639 filed on 1/10/03 for $14,366.12 

J. Nancy Saavedra, Superior Ct. #403543, filed on 1/1 6/02 for $34,349.45 (MTA to receive) 

K. Linda Cooks, Superior Ct. #405458, filed on 3/1 1/02 for $40,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 
9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Webster Street, west side, 
between Haight and Page Streets (200 block); and Guerrero Street, east side, between 18th 
and 19th Streets (600 block). 

B. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (ONE-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 
6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH 25th Street, both sides, between 
Alabama and Florida Streets (3000 block). 

C. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "X" (TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 
6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH 20th Street, south side, between 
Missouri and Texas Streets (1400 block). 

D. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM 
6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Sanchez Street, both sides, 
between 27th and Cesar Chavez Streets (1300 block). 



E. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "G" (TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 
6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Broderick Street, east side, 
between Post and Sutter Streets (1500 block, even numbers only); Broderick Street, east 
side, between Garden and Post Streets (1400 block); Broderick Street, west side, between 
Geary Boulevard and Post Street (1400 block); and 2300 block of Post Street, both sides, 
between Broderick and Divisadero Streets. 

F. TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH 26th Street, north side, 
from 40 feet to 245 feet west of Wisconsin Street. 






G. STREET CLOSURE (6 PM TO MIDNIGHT, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AND 
1 1 AM TO MIDNIGHT, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY) - ESTABLISH De Boom Street, 
north side, from 2nd Street to 75 feet easterly. 

H. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "I" (ONE-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 
PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - ESTABLISH Treat Avenue, both sides, 
between 24th and 25th Streets (1 100 block). 

I. TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING, 3 PM - 7 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 
ESTABLISH 4th Street, west side, between Clementina and Howard Streets. 

J. DIAMOND LANE - ESTABLISH 4th Street, right lane, between Minna and Mission 
Streets; 4th Street, second lane from right curb lane, between Minna and Howard Streets; 
and 4th Street, right curb lane, between Clementina and Howard Streets. 

K. TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Ocean Avenue, south side, 
from Harold Avenue to 95 feet westerly 

L. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "B" - RESCIND RESIDENTIAL PERMIT 
PARKING AREA "CC" (TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9AM - 5 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Belle Avenue, both sides, between Junipero Serra 
Boulevard and St. Charles Avenue; Chester Avenue, both sides, between Belle Avenue and 
Payson Street; Palmetto Avenue, both sides, between Junipero Serra and Alemany 
Boulevards; Payson Street, both sides, between Chester and St. Charles Avenues; St. 
Charles Avenue, both sides, between Payson Street and south terminus; Kempton Avenue, 
both sides, between Alemany Boulevard and Brotherhood Way; Alemany Boulevard, north 
side, between St. Charles Avenue and Arch Street; Alemany Boulevard, south side, between 
Worcester Avenue and Ramsell Street; Alemany Boulevard, south side, between Junipero 
Serra Boulevard and St. Charles Avenue; Ramsell Street, both sides, between Alemany 
Boulevard and Palmetto Avenue; Palmetto Avenue, north side, between Ramsell and 
Victoria Streets; Niantic Avenue, west side, between Panama Street and St. Charles Avenue; 
and Panama Street, both sides, between Niantic Avenue and the western terminus. 

M. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "B" (TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM 
5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Alemany Boulevard, north side, 
between Arch Street and Brotherhood Way; Alemany Boulevard, south side, between St. 
Charles and Worcester Avenues; and Arch Street, both sides, between Alemany Boulevard 
and Brotherhood Way. 

N. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREAS "B" AND "CC" (TWO-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 9 AM TO 5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Palmetto 
Avenue, south side, between Head and Ramsell Streets. 



O. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "CC" (TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM 
- 5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Alemany Boulevard, south 
side, between Head and Ramsell Streets; Palmetto Avenue, north side, between Victoria 
and Head Streets; and Victoria Street, both sides, between Alemany Boulevard and 
Palmetto Avenue. 

P. UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - ESTABLISH 210-212 Noe Street, west 
side, 47 feet south of 15th Street (2 spaces). 

Q. TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING, 6 PM TO 6 AM EVERY NIGHT, EXCEPT MUNI 
BUSES - ESTABLISH Treat Avenue, west side, from 15th Street to 80 feet southerly and 
Treat Avenue, east side, from 15th Street to Harrison Street. 

R. STREET CLOSURE, EVERYDAY, FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM. - EXTENSION OF 
HOURS Claude Lane, between Bush and Sutter Streets. 

S. TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Geary Boulevard, south 
side, between Funston Avenue and Park Presidio Boulevard 

T. NO PARKING ANYTIME - RESCIND TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 
ESTABLISH Geary Boulevard, north side, between Funston Avenue and Park Presidio 
Boulevard. 

U. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "N" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 
PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Clement Street, both sides, 
between 14th and Funston Avenues; Anza Street, north side, between 14th and Funston 
Avenues and Anza Street, south side, between 14th Avenue and Park Presidio Boulevard. 

V. TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH 17th Street, south side, from 
Valencia Street to 86 feet westerly and Valencia Street, west side, from 73 feet to 196 feet 
south of 1 7th Street. 

W. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 4 PM TO 6 PM - 
RESCIND Howard Street, north side, from 100 feet east of 3rd Street to Fremont Street. 

X. TOW- AWAY LANE MUST TURN RIGHT - RESCIND Howard Street at 5th Street. 

Y. RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT EXCEPT BICYCLES - ESTABLISH Howard 
Street, from 3rd Street to 250 feet westerly. 

Z. BICYCLE LANES - ESTABLISH Howard Street, north side, from Fremont to 5th 
Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution). (DPT) 



(10.3) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 127, Curtis E. Green Light Rail Center Emergency Switch 
Replacement Project; approving the final contract amount of $702,921.38; and approving the 
closeout of the contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to apply for funding under the Surface Transportation Program or 
the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program of TEA 21 in the amount of 
$3,037,500 for Bus Catalyst Device Procurement. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to revise the outbound route of Line 26-Valencia to turn right 
from southbound San Jose Avenue onto Broad Street, left on Plymouth Avenue, and right on 
Sagamore Street, continuing on the existing route. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Approving the Request for Qualifications, and the final plans and specifications for Contract 
MR-1182R, Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility Project, 
and authorizing the Director to advertise the RFQ and contract documents for bid under the 
Construction Manager/General Contractor method. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, RFQ, resolution and financial plan.) 



12. Approving Contract Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR-1 124, Muni Metro Electrical 
Improvements Project, with Kingston Constructors/Potelco, to increase the contract amount by 
$966,546, for a total contract amount not to exceed $3,817,546, and to extend the time of 
completion, from September 16, 2002 to March 20, 2003. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

13. Approving the Ellis-O'Farrell Garage Budget for May 2003 - April 2004. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) 

14. Approving the Japan Center Garage Corporation's May- June 2003 and 2004 fiscal year 
budgets and marketing plan for the Japan Center Garages. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and budget.) 

15. Approving the City of San Francisco Uptown Parking Corporation's May 2003- April 2004 
Budget for the Union Square Parking Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and budget.) 



16. Authorizing the Director to approve the City of San Francisco Downtown Parking 
Corporation's May 2003- April 2004 Budget for the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) 

1 7. Authorizing the Director to approve the Golden Gateway Garage operating four-month 
(March-June) 2003 and Fiscal Year 2004 budgets and marketing plan. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and budget.) 

18. Recommending approval of the City of San Francisco Uptown Parking Corporation's May 
2003- April 2004 Budget for the Sutter-Stockton Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and budget.) 

19. Recommending the Controller approve the City of San Francisco Portsmouth Plaza Parking 
Corporation's May 2003-April 2004 Budget for the Portsmouth Square Garage. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

Employee Organizations: TWU, Local 200; IBEW, Local 6; Machinists, Local 1414; TWU 
250-A (misc.); SEIU, Local 790; IFPTE, Local 21; Stationary Engineers, Local 39; 
Carpenters, Local 22; Laborers, Local 261; Teamsters, Local 853; Painters, Local 4; Glaziers, 
Local 718; Sheetmetal, Local 104; Operating Engineers, Local 3; Plumbers, Local 38, MEA, 
Unrepresented. 

To discuss: 

JK_ Wages 



Hours 
Benefits 



X "Working Conditions 
_X_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION .AND RECONATNE REGULAR MEETING 

20. Announcement of Closed Session. 

21. Motion to disclose or not disclose the infonnation discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and Count}' of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco. 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org ethics. 




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TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICff AL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



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SANFR ANC/S 
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Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:08 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Michael Kasolas 
Enid Lim 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the April 1, 2003 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Kasolas, Lim, McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 

Items 1 1 and 12 have been removed from the agenda and continued to the meeting of May 20 . 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 



Director Burns introduced Gerald Norman who has accepted the position as deputy director of 
DPT. Mr. Norman is a graduate of USF, and has spent the past 24 years at the District 
Attorney's office, most recently as Assistant District Attorney. Chairman Flynn welcomed Mr. 
Norman to the MTA. 

Director Burns is pleased to present the May Special Recognition Award to Sam Chan, a 
machinist in the special machine shop who has been a driving force behind maintaining cable car 
service. He is always there when needed and always pitches in. He is truly an unsung hero at 
Muni and is highly respected by his co-workers. His goal is not only to make the cable car 
system work now but also after he has retired. Chairman Flynn expressed appreciation on behalf 
of the board. 

Muni held the 8 th Annual Rail Roadeo at Green Division with ten operators and three maintainer 
teams competing. The top operators, Paul Lee and Ricardo Martinez as well as the top 
maintainer team of Ricardo Miles, Fernando Leal, and Vasily Tsurkan, will compete at the 
APTA Rail Roadeo in San Jose in June. 

Translink, the smart card fare technology for the region, sponsored by MTC, has successfully 
completed phase one and will soon enter the second phase. This phase will include the full roll 
out of the program with MTC funding all capital costs and the first ten million in operating costs. 
Staff is currently negotiating an agreement with MTC to bring regional transit agencies together 
as one body to manage this project. Full implementation will take approximately one year. It 
will be a funding consideration in the FY05/06 budget. 

Bay to Breakers will be held on Sunday, May 18 with an anticipated 80,000 plus runners. In 
addition to the race, Muni and DPT will provide extra service for a baseball game and for 
"Footstock". Funding is received from the race organizers to help cover the cost of providing 
this service. 

Staff will present a detailed update on the FY04 budget at the next meeting. The Board of 
Supervisors has approved the parking fee, fine and meter rate increases and a majority of labor 
unions have agreed to employee contributions to their retirement accounts. 

Recently Muni was honored by the San Francisco Senior Centers for their role in providing safe, 
reliable service to seniors throughout the city. This recognition includes operators, the 
paratransit providers and all paratransit services. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chair, CAC, welcomed Mr. Norman to DPT. The CAC is looking forward to 
working with him. While there are no new policy recommendations, members of the Council 
have been lobbying the Board of Supervisors to approve the MTA budget, including the 
proposed fare adjustments. The CAC is reducing the number of committees from five to four. 



l ). Public Comment 

Mark Gleason, President, Teamsters 665, represents employees working at city garages. They 
BIG in the middle of an organizing drive at City Tow and are getting daily reports from workers 
about the increased level of harassment by management over their right to organize. They would 
like a card check agreement similar to the one at the airport implemented. In addition, they 
would like discipline or dismissals to be reviewed. 

Tom Martin, Teamsters Local #665, has received numerous calls claiming working conditions 
are worsening at City Tow. They would like help in monitoring what's happening. Workers 
rights need to be preserved. (Director Casey is disturbed to hear about the allegations and asked 
that the board be kept informed about the card check draw. He would like to see a message 
delivered to City Tow that unlawful behavior is not consistent with the public policies of the 
city.) 

Barry Taranto asked about the office hours for paying citation. The office was closed at 5:00 and 
he would like to see the hours returned to what they were. PCO's aren't being deployed where 
they're needed. There are ramped taxis that aren't participating in the Ramped Taxi Program and 
should be. He asked for better notification to the Taxi Commission when issues around taxi 
stands arise. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

A. Allison Kear, Superior Ct. #316081, filed on 10/23/00 for $2,500 

B. Allstate Insurance, Superior Ct. #405484, filed on 3/1 1/02 for $2,590 

C. State Farm, Superior Ct. #192681, filed on 10/5/01 for $2,778.44 

D. Sofiya Vinokur, Superior Ct. #185775, filed on 2/13/01 for $3,000 

E. Chi Lien, Unlitigated Claim #FY031639, filed on 1/8/03 for $6,940.68 

F. Jason Hui, Unlitigated Claim #0203785, filed on 5/3 1/02 for $10,000 

G. Christian & Nancy Miranda, Unlitigated Claim #FY034122, filed on 12/26/02 for $1 1,531.57 






H. Roy Mott, Unlitigated Claim #0 IB 10871, filed on 7/22/02 for $12,000 

I. Heather Patterson, Unlitigated Claim #FY03 1 639 filed on 1/1 0/03 for $ 14,366. 1 2 

J. Nancy Saavedra, Superior Ct. #403543, filed on 1/16/02 for $34,349.45 (MTA to receive) 

K. Linda Cooks, Superior Ct. #405458, filed on 3/1 1/02 for $40,000 

RESOLUTION 03-069 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 
9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Webster Street, west side, 
between Haight and Page Streets (200 block); and Guerrero Street, east side, between 18th 
and 19th Streets (600 block). 

B. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (ONE-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 
6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH 25th Street, both sides, between 
Alabama and Florida Streets (3000 block). 

C. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "X" (TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 
6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH 20th Street, south side, between 
Missouri and Texas Streets (1400 block). 

D. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM 
6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Sanchez Street, both sides, 
between 27th and Cesar Chavez Streets (1300 block). 

E. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "G" (TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 
6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Broderick Street, east side, 
between Post and Sutter Streets (1500 block, even numbers only); Broderick Street, east 
side, between Garden and Post Streets (1400 block); Broderick Street, west side, between 
Geary Boulevard and Post Street (1400 block); and 2300 block of Post Street, both sides, 
between Broderick and Divisadero Streets. 

F. TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH 26th Street, north side, 
from 40 feet to 245 feet west of Wisconsin Street. 

G. STREET CLOSURE (6 PM TO MIDNIGHT, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AND 
1 1 AM TO MIDNIGHT, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY) - ESTABLISH De Boom Street, 
north side, from 2nd Street to 75 feet easterly. 

H. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "I" (ONE-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 
PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - ESTABLISH Treat Avenue, both sides, 
between 24th and 25th Streets (1 100 block). 



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I. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 3 PM - 7 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 
ESTABLISH 4th Street, west side, between Clementina and Howard Streets. 

J. DIAMOND LANE - ESTABLISH 4th Street, right lane, between Minna and Mission 
Streets; 4th Street, second lane from right curb lane, between Minna and Howard Streets; 
and 4th Street, right curb lane, between Clementina and Howard Streets. 

K. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Ocean Avenue, south side, 
from Harold Avenue to 95 feet westerly 

L. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "B" - RESCIND RESIDENTIAL PERMIT 
PARKING AREA "CC" (TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9AM - 5 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Belle Avenue, both sides, between Junipero Serra 
Boulevard and St. Charles Avenue; Chester Avenue, both sides, between Belle Avenue and 
Payson Street; Palmetto Avenue, both sides, between Junipero Serra and Alemany 
Boulevards; Payson Street, both sides, between Chester and St. Charles Avenues; St. 
Charles Avenue, both sides, between Payson Street and south terminus; Kempton Avenue, 
both sides, between Alemany Boulevard and Brotherhood Way; Alemany Boulevard, north 
side, between St. Charles Avenue and Arch Street; Alemany Boulevard, south side, between 
Worcester Avenue and Ramsell Street; Alemany Boulevard, south side, between Junipero 
Serra Boulevard and St. Charles Avenue; Ramsell Street, both sides, between Alemany 
Boulevard and Palmetto Avenue; Palmetto Avenue, north side, between Ramsell and 
Victoria Streets; Niantic Avenue, west side, between Panama Street and St. Charles Avenue; 
and Panama Street, both sides, between Niantic Avenue and the western terminus. 

M. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "B" (TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM 
5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Alemany Boulevard, north side, 
between Arch Street and Brotherhood Way; Alemany Boulevard, south side, between St. 
Charles and Worcester Avenues; and Arch Street, both sides, between Alemany Boulevard 
and Brotherhood Way. 

N. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREAS "B" AND "CC" (TWO-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 9 AM TO 5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Palmetto 
Avenue, south side, between Head and Ramsell Streets. 

0. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "CC" (TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM 
- 5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Alemany Boulevard, south 
side, between Head and Ramsell Streets; Palmetto Avenue, north side, between Victoria 
and Head Streets; and Victoria Street, both sides, between Alemany Boulevard and 
Palmetto Avenue. 

P. UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - ESTABLISH 210-212 Noe Street, west 
side, 47 feet south of 15th Street (2 spaces). 



Q. TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING, 6 PM TO 6 AM EVERY NIGHT, EXCEPT MUNI 
BUSES - ESTABLISH Treat Avenue, west side, from 15th Street to 80 feet southerly and 
Treat Avenue, east side, from 15th Street to Harrison Street. 

R. STREET CLOSURE, EVERYDAY, FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM. - EXTENSION OF 
HOURS Claude Lane, between Bush and Sutter Streets. 

S. TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Geary Boulevard, south 
side, between Funston Avenue and Park Presidio Boulevard 

T. NO PARKING ANYTIME - RESCIND TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 
ESTABLISH Geary Boulevard, north side, between Funston Avenue and Park Presidio 
Boulevard. 

U. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "N" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 
PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Clement Street, both sides, 
between 14th and Funston Avenues; Anza Street, north side, between 14th and Funston 
Avenues and Anza Street, south side, between 14th Avenue and Park Presidio Boulevard. 

V. TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH 17th Street, south side, from 
Valencia Street to 86 feet westerly and Valencia Street, west side, from 73 feet to 196 feet 
south of 17th Street. 

W. TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 4 PM TO 6 PM - 
RESCIND Howard Street, north side, from 100 feet east of 3rd Street to Fremont Street. 

X. TOW-AWAY LANE MUST TURN RIGHT - RESCIND Howard Street at 5th Street. 

Y. RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT EXCEPT BICYCLES - ESTABLISH Howard 
Street, from 3rd Street to 250 feet westerly. 

Z. BICYCLE LANES - ESTABLISH Howard Street, north side, from Fremont to 5th 
Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution). (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-070 

(10.3) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 127, Curtis E. Green Light Rail Center Emergency Switch 
Replacement Project; approving the final contract amount of $702,921.38; and approving the 
closeout of the contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-071 



(10.4) Authorizing the Director to apply for funding under the Surface Transportation Program or 
the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program of TEA 21 in the amount of 
$3,037,500 for Bus Catalyst Device Procurement. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-072 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to revise the outbound route of Line 26-Valencia to turn right 
from southbound San Jose Avenue onto Broad Street, left on Plymouth Avenue, and right on 
Sagamore Street, continuing on the existing route. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-073 

PUBLIC COMMENT: Barry Taranto asked that Items 10.2 1, J, X and Y be severed. While he 
isn't opposed to bike lanes, he is concerned about the implementation process for bike lanes and 
possible traffic problems. Fire trucks may not be able to get through because of the elimination 
of a tow-away lane. He asked that signs indicating a diamond lane include taxicabs. 

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Bond Yee, Traffic Engineer, noted that the 4 Street changes had been proposed to help Muni 
negotiate traffic during the PM peak. The Howard St. bike lane is needed, as it is a major bike 
route in the south of Market area. This area has difficult traffic volumes and pedestrian 
movement given its' proximity to Moscone center and a large senior center. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 10.2 1, J, X and Y severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas, Lim 

On motion to approve Items 10.2 I, J, X and Y: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas, Lim 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Approving the Request for Qualifications, and the final plans and specifications for Contract 
MR-1 182R, Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility Project, 
and authorizing the Director to advertise the RFQ and contract documents for bid under the 
Construction Manager/General Contractor method. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, RFQ, resolution and financial plan.) 



No public comment. 

This item was continued to the meeting of May 20, 2003. 

12. Approving Contract Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR-1124, Muni Metro Electrical 
Improvements Project, with Kingston Constructors/Potelco, to increase the contract amount by 
$966,546, for a total contract amount not to exceed $3,817,546, and to extend the time of 
completion, from September 16, 2002 to March 20, 2003. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

This item was continued to the meeting of May 20, 2003. 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

13. Approving the Ellis-O'Farrell Garage Budget for May 2003 - April 2004. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-074 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas, Lim 

14. Approving the Japan Center Garage Corporation's May- June 2003 and 2004 fiscal year 
budgets and marketing plan for the Japan Center Garages. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and budget.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-075 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas, Lim 



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1 5. Approving the City of San Francisco Uptown Parking Corporation's May 2003- April 2004 
Budget for the Union Square Parking Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and budget.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-076 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas, Lim 

16. Authorizing the Director to approve the City of San Francisco Downtown Parking 
Corporation's May 2003- April 2004 Budget for the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-077 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas, Lim 

17. Authorizing the Director to approve the Golden Gateway Garage operating four-month 
(March- June) 2003 and fiscal year 2004 budgets and marketing plan. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and budget.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-078 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas, Lim 

18. Recommending approval of the City of San Francisco Uptown Parking Corporation's May 
2003- April 2004 Budget for the Sutter-Stockton Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and budget.) 






No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-079 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas, Lim 

19. Recommending the Controller approve the City of San Francisco Portsmouth Plaza Parking 
Corporation's May 2003-April 2004 Budget for the Portsmouth Square Garage. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-080 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas, Lim 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 5:53 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Michael Kasolas 
Enid Lim 



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Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Gerald Norman, Deputy Director, DPT 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Kasolas, Lim-absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

Employee Organizations: TWU, Local 200; JBEW, Local 6; Machinists, Local 1414; TWU 
250-A (misc.); SEIU, Local 790; JJFPTE, Local 21; Stationary Engineers, Local 39; 
Carpenters, Local 22; Laborers, Local 261; Teamsters, Local 853; Painters, Local 4; Glaziers, 
Local 718; Sheetmetal, Local 104; Operating Engineers, Local 3; Plumbers, Local 38, MEA, 
Unrepresented. 

To discuss: 

_>L_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
_X_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 5:04 p.m. 

20. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session for a conference with their 
labor negotiator. There was no action taken 

21. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 



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On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Kasolas, Lim- 
absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:06 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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Board of Directors 
City and County of San Francisco 




NOTICE OF CANCELLATION 



TUESDAY, MkY 20, 2003 AND 
TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2003 
ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



THE BOARD MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, 

MAY 20, 2003 AND TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2003 HAVE 

BEEN CANCELLED. THE NEXT MEETING OF THE 

MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL BE ON FRIDAY, 

MAY 30, 2003. 

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SPECIAL MEETING 
1:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Special Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 ( 'arlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
sen mg this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-VanNess; 5-Fulton; 21-Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

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should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

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prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

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Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
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Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-May 6, 2003 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Quarterly Service Standards Report 

-Quarterly Report on Key Capital Projects 

-Initiation of 30-day disclosure period for tentative agreements 

-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Pei-Ming Liu & Jaing Zhang, Superior Ct. #CGC02407459, filed on 5/2/02 for $5,000 

B. Mei Chung, Unlitigated Claim #0300655, filed on 8/22/02 for $5,549.99 

C. Ida Zhu, Unlitigated Claim #0301357, filed on 10/24/02 for $6,000 

D. Ivan Mrsic, Unlitigated Claim #0309964, filed on 12/20/03 for $6,648 

E. Rosemary Diaz, Superior Ct. #CGC03417559, filed on 7/16/02 for $7,250 

F. Edward Jack Marson, Superior Ct. #3 16338, filed onl0/3 1/00 for $7,500 

G. Miguel Reyes, Superior Ct. #321889, filed on 6/5/01 for $12,500 

H. Xiu Huang, Unlitigated Claim #0300482, filed on 8/7/02 for $15,000 
I. Encamation Dagdagan, Superior Ct. #407195, filed on 5/5/01 for $21,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Turk Street, south 
side, from Divisadero Street to 95 feet westerly. 

B. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "J" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 7:00 
AM - 9:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SUNDAY) - ESTABLISH Shrader 
Street, both sides, between Haight and Page Streets. 

C. ONE WAY STREET (NORTHBOUND) - ESTABLISH Guttenberg Street, 
between Hanover and Mission Streets. 

D. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - RESCIND 7th Avenue, east side, 
from 40 feet to 180 feet north of Lawton Street. 

E. SPEED HUMP- ESTABLISH De Long Street, mid-block, between San Diego and 
Santa Cruz Avenues. 

F. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "N M (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9:00 
AM - 6:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Funston 
Avenue, west side, between Clement Street and Geary Boulevard (300 block). 

G. 2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY - 
RESCIND RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "N" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH 
14th Avenue, east side, between Clement Street and Geary Boulevard. 

H. TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Cesar Chavez Street, 
south side, from 200 feet to 295 feet east of Kansas Street (in front of 2323 Cesar 
Chavez Street); and Cesar Chavez Street, south side, from 402 feet to 638 feet 
east of Kansas Street. 



I. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "R" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 :00 
AM - 6:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - ESTABLISH Turk 
Street, north side, between Buchanan and Laguna Streets; Laguna Street, west 
side, between Eddy and Turk Streets; Eddy Street, both sides, between Buchanan 
and Laguna Streets; and Larch Way, both sides, between Buchanan and Laguna 
Streets. 

J. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 :00 
AM - 6:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Church Street, 
both sides, between 26 th and Clipper Streets (1300 block). 

K. TAXI ZONE - ESTABLISH 4th Street, west side, from Minna Street to 150 feet 
southerly. 

L. TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH TOW- AWAY, LANE 
MUST TURN RIGHT - ESTABLISH 4th Street, southbound, from 150 feet south 
of Minna Street to Howard Street. 

M. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Howard Street, north 
side, from 4 Street to 120 feet westerly. Howard Street, north side, from 445 feet 
to 570 feet west of 4 th Street. 

N. TOUR BUS LOADING ZONE - ESTABLISH Howard Street, north side, from 
120 feet to 445 feet west of 4 th Street. 

O. TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Minna Street, south side, 
from 4 th Street to 615 feet westerly. 

P. NO PARKING ANYTIME - REVOKE Minna Street, south side, from 230 feet 
west of 4 th Street, 385 feet westerly (385 foot zone) (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Requesting the Board of Supervisors to concur with the Controller's determination that it 
is more economical to contract for facility security services than to provide the same services 
with City and County employees for fiscal year 2003-2004. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and certification.) (MUNI) 

(10.4) Approving the plans and specifications, and authorizing the Director to advertise bid call, 
for Contract No. MR-1 186, Cable Car Traffic Signal Preemption at California Street and Grant 
Avenue. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to execute a lease with Harrigan, Weidenmuller Company, for 
the warehouse space and adjoining paved parking area at Pier 72, for a term of two years 
beginning on July 1, 2002, at a monthly rental rate of $33,390 for the first year and $35,060 for 
the second year. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and lease.) (MUNI) 



(10.6) Authorizing the Director to execute Modification No. 2 to the contract with LabOne for 
laboratory drug testing services, to increase the contract by $41,050.00, for a total contract 
amount not to exceed $91,000, and to extend the term of the contract through September 30, 
2003. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and modification.) (MUNI) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to request proposals, evaluate proposers, and negotiate a contract 
with a DHHS-certified laboratory to analyze urine specimens for Muni's drug testing program, in 
an amount not to exceed $200,000 and a term not to exceed three years. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (MUNI) 

(10.8) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request For Proposals for Back Strengthening and 
Wellness Services for the purpose of entering into a three-year professional services contract. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Approving the revised Municipal Railway Department FY2004 operating budget of 
$468,502,978 and the revised Department of Parking and Traffic FY2004 operating and capital 
budget of $76,176,324; certifying that the FY2004 budgets are adequate to make substantial 
progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and performance standards; approving the fixed 
route and Paratransit passenger fare schedule; waiving fares on New Year's Eve 2003; 
continuing the Class Pass program with all San Francisco colleges and universities; authorizing 
the implementation short-term experimental fares; and recommending that the Transit Impact 
Development Fee be extended to all categories of commercial development and the rates adjusted 
to cover actual costs of providing transit services to new developments. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

12. Approving the management agreement and authorizing the City of San Francisco Japan 
Center Garage Corporation to award the management agreement to Parking Concepts, 
Incorporated for the management of the Japan Center Garages. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

13. Authorizing the award of Department of Public Works Contract No. 0481J(R): Columbus 
Avenue Traffic Signal Upgrade, to Phoenix Electric Company, as the lowest responsive and 
responsible bidder for a total contract amount of $955,018. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

14. Approving and adopting the revised Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program for the 
Municipal Transportation Agency for Department of Transportation-assisted contracts. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, program and resolution.) 



15. Authorizing the Director to request supplemental appropriations for $16,1 14,484 in lease- 
leaseback revenues and to expend the revenues on accessibility and safety improvements; facility 
modifications; environmental enhancements; and capacity expansion. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) 

16. Approving the Request for Qualifications, and the final plans and specifications for Contract 
MR-1 182R, Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility Project, 
and authorizing the Director to advertise the RFQ and contract documents for bid under the 
Construction Manager/General Contractor method. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, RFQ, resolution and financial plan.) 

(Continued from the May 6, 2003 Calendar) 

17. Approving Contract Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR-1 124, Muni Metro Electrical 
Improvements Project, with Kingston Constructors/Potelco, to increase the contract amount by 
$966,546, for a total contract amount not to exceed $3,817,546, and to extend the time of 
completion, from September 16, 2002 to March 20, 2003. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) 

(Continued from the May 6, 2003 Calendar) 

18. Accepting Contract No. MR-1 1 14, Furnish and Install Miscellaneous Equipment at the Curtis 
Green Facility; approving the final contract amount of $1,242,070.63 and; approving the closeout 
of this contract with Perm Equipment and Tool Corporation. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 



Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Deborah Vance, Superior Ct. #409895, filed on 7/5/02 for $150,000 
ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

19. Announcement of Closed Session. 

20. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
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^NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

^ SPECIAL MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

NOTE: THE START TIME OF THE MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED. THE MEETING 
WILL BEGIN AT 2:00 PM 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Special Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lira, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 



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FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

^SPECIAL MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUN 1 2 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
«(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



2:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 2:09 p.m. He apologized for the delay in 
starting the meeting. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Michael Kasolas 
Enid Lim 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the May 6, 2003 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Kasolas, Lim, McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 

The board secretary announced that Item 15, the Lease-Leaseback Supplemental 
Appropriation, has been removed from the calendar at the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Quarterly Service Standards Report 

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-Quarterly Report on Key Capital Projects 

-Initiation of 30-day disclosure period for tentative agreements 

-Ongoing Activities 

DPT and Muni provided extra service for the Bay to Breakers Race with over 80 Parking Control 
Officers and extra buses and trains. Race organizers compensate the MTA for providing extra 
service. 

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission will hold a "Transportation 2030 Summit" to 
launch the next update to the Regional Transportation Plan on June 14. This event is free and 
open to the public. It will be held at Sheraton Palace Hotel. The MTA, the Transportation 
Authority, and the City & County of San Francisco are co-sponsors of the event along with other 
transit agencies and local governments. 

The APTA Rail Transit Conference will be held on June 7-12 in San Jose. Muni's Operator and 
Maintainer teams will be competing in the Rail Roadeo. 

Since 1989 San Francisco has had a Vi cent sales tax dedicated to funding transportation 
improvements. Muni and DPT receive substantial funding from the tax proceeds. Current 
authorization expires in 2009, but the Transportation Authority plans to put reauthorization of 
this tax on the ballot in November. The reauthorization would extend the sales tax for 30 years, 
bringing in about $2.25 billion over that period. Muni and DPT staff have been working with 
TA staff and with the Expenditure Plan Advisory Committee to develop the expenditure plan for 
the reauthorization measure. The final expenditure plan is expected to be complete in June. 

A Translink Consortium has been created with Muni and other Bay Area Transit properties to 
discuss the full roll out of the Translink program. This Consortium will ultimately be 
responsible for managing the Translink project. The MTA is a charter member along with VTA, 
SamTrans, Caltrain, BART, Golden Gate Bridge Board and AC Transit. The agreement includes 
a cost sharing formula in which MTC continues to pay capital costs and a fixed portion of the 
operating costs. A calendar item will be brought to the board asking for approval to enter into a 
participation agreement. Translink is expected to be installed on all Muni vehicles by Fall 2004. 

Metro Magazine has named Muni as one of the ten most improved transit systems in the nation. 
The article pointed to a strong emphasis on customer service, communication, and partnerships 
with rider coalitions as one of the keys to this improvement. Congratulations to employees, 
community partners and stakeholders. 

Lisa Mancini, Deputy Executive Director, MTA presented the Third Quarter Service Standards 
and reviewed highlights of the report. There will be a serious effort this quarter to reach the goal 
of 75% on-time performance as Muni has not been able to get above 70% system-wide although 
Muni has made significant progress since FY01. Fare revenues are 3.3 % below the goal, as the 
region has not seen anticipated improvements in economic growth. 



There has been some improvement in Passenger Service Reports, especially with operator 
complaints. Muni has also reached its goal of reducing the number of crimes committed on- 
board and grievances continue to be resolved quickly. 

( hairman Flynn asked about the headway problems on the 9-San Bruno and 30-Stockton. Ms. 
Mancini stated that those lines are high priority lines and Muni is continuing to hire operators to 
meet service availability. 

Director McCray asked for a report on DPT revenues in the near future. 

Vince Harris, Deputy General Manager, Construction presented the Quarterly Capital Report and 
highlighted the completion of the Ocean Avenue project. 

Director Burns announced the release of five tentative agreements with SEIU Local 790, 
TWU Local 200, TWU 250-A (7410/9231 positions), IBEW Local 6 and Machinists Local 1414. 
Seventeen out of eighteen labor agreements expire this year. Prop. E allows Muni to bargain 
separately with unions with service critical employees. Mum participated in the citywide process 
for other employee organizations. Agreements with Machinists Local 1414 and IBEW Local 6 
were the result of arbitration awards. Agreements were reached through mediation with SEIU 
Local 790, TWU Local 200, and TWU Local 250A. TWU 200 and 250A have ratified their 
agreements. SEIU is voting through June 4 but has agreed to allow the agreement to be 
"sunshined" prior to ratification. 

All unions agreed to the 7.5% give back in retirement contributions and will received 5 floating 
holidays in exchange for the same period. These provisions are very important to the MTA in 
helping close our budget shortfall while preserving service and jobs. This marks the start of the 
30-day public disclosure period. The MTA board will be asked to adopt the agreements at the 
July 1 meeting. Information about these agreements, including a cost and impact analysis is 
available to the public and is also on Muni's website. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, CAC, noted that the CAC has no new recommendations to make. He 
called attention to the Council's recommendations about budget as the concerns they raised a few 
months ago continue to exist. The CAC will look at regional funding issues, especially Prop. B 
reauthorization. 

9. Public Comment 

Bob Planthold is frustrated that some of his individual experiences haven't resulted in 
institutional management changes regarding safety, although he has seen some positive changes 
such as the rejection of motorcycle parking on sidewalks. The Van Ness Station was 
intentionally unstaffed one day, which raises a safety concern. In addition there was a reroute of 
buses due to the Octavia Blvd. Project but people who are blind didn't have access to the reroute 



information. The lack of bilingual yield seat signs continues to be a problem. (Chairman Flynn 
asked staff to inform the board at a subsequent meeting about what has been done to correct these 
problems). 

Barry Taranto noted that the Golden Gate Bridge Board is holding hearings about reducing 
service, mainly in areas where poor people live. He continues to be concerned about the 
deployment of Parking Control Officers around the Central Freeway. Cab drivers are still getting 
tickets for parking in bus zones. Staff should be more sensitive to them. There are companies 
that are profiting off the Ramped Taxi program. (Chairman Flynn drives on the Freeway every 
day and thinks that the PCO's are doing a fantastic job at South Van Ness and 9 th St. He sees 
them every day). 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Pei-Ming Liu & Jaing Zhang, Superior Ct. #CGC02407459, filed on 5/2/02 for $5,000 

B. Mei Chung, Unlitigated Claim #0300655, filed on 8/22/02 for $5,549.99 

C. Ida Zhu, Unlitigated Claim #0301357, filed on 10/24/02 for $6,000 

D. Ivan Mrsic, Unlitigated Claim #0309964, filed on 12/20/03 for $6,648 

E. Rosemary Diaz, Superior Ct. #CGC03417559, filed on 7/16/02 for $7,250 

F. Edward Jack Marson, Superior Ct. #316338, filed onl 0/3 1/00 for $7,500 

G. Miguel Reyes, Superior Ct. #321889, filed on 6/5/01 for $12,500 

H. Xiu Huang, Unlitigated Claim #0300482, filed on 8/7/02 for $15,000 

I. Encarnation Dagdagan, Superior Ct. #407195, filed on 5/5/01 for $21,000 

RESOLUTION 03-081 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Turk Street, south 

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side, from Divisadero Street to 95 feet westerly. 

B. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "J" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 7:00 
AM - 9:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SUNDAY) - ESTABLISH Shrader 
Street, both sides, between Haight and Page Streets. 

C. ONE WAY STREET (NORTHBOUND) - ESTABLISH Guttenberg Street, 
between Hanover and Mission Streets. 

D. TOW- A WAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - RESCIND 7th Avenue, east side, 
from 40 feet to 1 80 feet north of Lawton Street. 

E. SPEED HUMP- ESTABLISH De Long Street, mid-block, between San Diego and 
Santa Cruz Avenues. 

F. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "N" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9:00 
AM - 6:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Funston 
Avenue, west side, between Clement Street and Geary Boulevard (300 block). 

G. 2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY - 
RESCIND RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "N" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH 
14th Avenue, east side, between Clement Street and Geary Boulevard. 

H. TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Cesar Chavez Street, 
south side, from 200 feet to 295 feet east of Kansas Street (in front of 2323 Cesar 
Chavez Street); and Cesar Chavez Street, south side, from 402 feet to 638 feet 
east of Kansas Street. 

I. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "R" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9:00 
AM - 6:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - ESTABLISH Turk 
Street, north side, between Buchanan and Laguna Streets; Laguna Street, west 
side, between Eddy and Turk Streets; Eddy Street, both sides, between Buchanan 
and Laguna Streets; and Larch Way, both sides, between Buchanan and Laguna 
Streets. 

J. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8:00 
AM - 6:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Church Street, 
both sides, between 26 and Clipper Streets (1300 block). 

K. TAXI ZONE - ESTABLISH 4th Street, west side, from Minna Street to 150 feet 
southerly. 

L. TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH TOW- AWAY, LANE 

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MUST TURN RIGHT - ESTABLISH 4th Street, southbound, from 150 feet south 
of Minna Street to Howard Street. 

M. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Howard Street, north 
side, from 4 Street to 120 feet westerly. Howard Street, north side, from 445 feet 
to 570 feet west of 4 th Street. 

N. TOUR BUS LOADING ZONE - ESTABLISH Howard Street, north side, from 
120 feet to 445 feet west of 4 th Street. 

O. TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Minna Street, south side, 
from 4 th Street to 615 feet westerly. 

P. NO PARKING ANYTIME - REVOKE Minna Street, south side, from 230 feet 
west of 4 th Street, 385 feet westerly (385 foot zone) (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-082 

(10.3) Requesting the Board of Supervisors to concur with the Controller's determination that it 
is more economical to contract for facility security services than to provide the same services 
with City and County employees for fiscal year 2003-2004. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and certification.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-083 

(10.4) Approving the plans and specifications, and authorizing the Director to advertise bid call, 
for Contract No. MR- 1 186, Cable Car Traffic Signal Preemption at California Street and Grant 
Avenue. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-084 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to execute a lease with Harrigan, Weidenmuller Company, for 
the warehouse space and adjoining paved parking area at Pier 72, for a term of two years 
beginning on July 1, 2002, at a monthly rental rate of $33,390 for the first year and $35,060 for 
the second year. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and lease.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-085 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to execute Modification No. 2 to the contract with LabOne for 
laboratory drug testing services, to increase the contract by $41,050.00, for a total contract 
amount not to exceed $91,000, and to extend the term of the contract through September 30, 
2003. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and modification.) (MUNI) 



RESOLUTION 03-086 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to request proposals, evaluate proposers, and negotiate a contract 
with a DHHS-certified laboratory to analyze urine specimens for Muni's drug testing program, in 
an amount not to exceed $200,000 and a term not to exceed three years. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-087 

(10.8) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request For Proposals for Back Strengthening and 
Wellness Services for the purpose of entering into a three-year professional services contract. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-088 

Item 10.1 (H) Xiu Huang vs. CCSF, was continued to the next meeting at the request of Director 
Vaughns. The Director would like to know if there has been litigation from this individual in the 
last 3 years. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto asked that Items 10.2 (G), (K), (L), (M), (N), (O), (P) be severed. He suggested 
that cars parked by a religious institution shouldn't be ticketed when there are holiday religious 
services. He also thanked Maurice Growney and Diana Hammons for the Moscone Center traffic 
changes. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 10.1(H), 10.2 (G), (K), (L), (M), (N), (O), (P) 
severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas, Lim 

On motion to approve Items 10.2 (G), (K), (L), (M), (N), (O), (P) 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas, Lim 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Approving the revised Municipal Railway Department FY2004 operating budget of 
$468,502,978 and the revised Department of Parking and Traffic FY2004 operating and capital 
budget of $76,176,324; certifying that the FY2004 budgets are adequate to make substantial 






progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and performance standards; approving the fixed 
route and Paratransit passenger fare schedule; waiving fares on New Year's Eve 2003; 
continuing the Class Pass program with all San Francisco colleges and universities; authorizing 
the implementation short-term experimental fares; and recommending that the Transit Impact 
Development Fee be extended to all categories of commercial development and the rates adjusted 
to cover actual costs of providing transit services to new developments. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-089 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas, Lim 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

12. Approving the management agreement and authorizing the City of San Francisco Japan 
Center Garage Corporation to award the management agreement to Parking Concepts, 
Incorporated for the management of the Japan Center Garages. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-090 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas, Lim 

13. Authorizing the award of Department of Public Works Contract No. 0481J(R): Columbus 
Avenue Traffic Signal Upgrade, to Phoenix Electric Company, as the lowest responsive and 
responsible bidder for a total contract amount of $955,018. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-091 



On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Kasolas, Lim 
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

14. Approving and adopting the revised Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program for the 
Municipal Transportation Agency for Department of Transportation-assisted contracts. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, program and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-092 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas, Lim 

15. Authorizing the Director to request supplemental appropriations for $16,1 14,484 in lease- 
leaseback revenues and to expend the revenues on accessibility and safety improvements; facility 
modifications; environmental enhancements; and capacity expansion. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) 

This item was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

16. Approving the Request for Qualifications, and the final plans and specifications for Contract 
MR-1 182R, Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility Project, 
and authorizing the Director to advertise the RFQ and contract documents for bid under the 
Construction Manager/General Contractor method. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, RFQ, resolution and financial plan.) 

(Continued from the May 6, 2003 Calendar) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-093 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

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ABSENT - Kasolas, Lim 

17. Approving Contract Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR-1124, Muni Metro Electrical 
Improvements Project, with Kingston Constructors/Potelco, to increase the contract amount by 
$966,546, for a total contract amount not to exceed $3,817,546, and to extend the time of 
completion, from September 16, 2002 to March 20, 2003. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) 

(Continued from the May 6, 2003 Calendar) 

No public comment. 



Director Vaughns asked that staff be more proactive in bringing items such as these to the board 
for approval in advance. Director Burns noted that staff has been informed that 'after the fact' 
submissions are unacceptable. 

RESOLUTION 03-094 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas, Lim 

18. Accepting Contract No. MR-1 1 14, Furnish and Install Miscellaneous Equipment at the Curtis 
Green Facility; approving the final contract amount of $1,242,070.63 and; approving the closeout 
of this contract with Perm Equipment and Tool Corporation. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

Chairman Flynn asked that the board be given an explanation when there are legitimate reasons 
for delaying the closeout of a contract. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-095 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas, Lim 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

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CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 3:15 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Michael Kasolas 
Enid Lim 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Lisa Mancini, Deputy Executive Director 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Gerald Norman, Deputy Director, Department of Parking and Traffic 
Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 
Erik Rapoport, Deputy City Attorney 
Mike Hursh, Deputy General Manager, Maintenance 
Vernon Crawley, Manager, EEO 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Kasolas, Lim-absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Deborah Vance, Superior Ct. #409895, filed on 7/5/02 for $150,000 



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RESOLUTION 03-096 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas, Lim 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 3:49 p.m. 

19. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss Vance vs. CCSF with the 
city attorney. The board voted unanimously to settle the case (Kasolas, Lim-absent). 

20. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Kasolas, Lim-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 3:50 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



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Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of San Francisco 




NOTICE OP CANCELLATION 



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TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2003 AND 
TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2003 
ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



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MAY 9 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

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THE BOARD MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, 

MAY 20, 2003 AND TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2003 HAVE 

BEEN CANCELLED. THE NEXT MEETING OF THE 

MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL BE ON FRIDAY, 

MAY 30, 2003. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUN 1 2 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21-Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-May 30, 2003 Special Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
- Prop. B Expenditure plan 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Allstate Ins., Superior Ct. #416669, filed on 1/24/03 for $1,500 

B. Elena Hussey, Superior Ct. #403577, filed on 1/17/03 for $2,500 

C. CSE Ins., Superior Ct. 40433 1 , filed on 2/7/02 for $4,250 

D. Allen Pugh, Superior Ct. #192193, filed on 9/21/01 for $4,500 

E. Ryan Marquardt, Superior Ct. #418274, filed on 3/12/03 for $5,000 (City to collect) 

F. Verle Hendrickson, Unlitigated Claim #035997 1 , filed on 4/1 5/03 for $6,701 .62 

G. Quintara Nielson, Superior Ct. #309109, filed on 1/10/00 for $7,000 

H. Maria Vargas, Unlitigated Claim #0301354, filed on 10/24/03 for $7,274 

I. Ping Zhou, Superior Ct. #03416586, filed on 3/01/02 for $8,000 

J. Jodi Garcia, Unlitigated Claim #03031 17, filed on 3/24/03 for $10,000 (DPT) 

K. Xiu Huang, Unlitigated Claim #0300482, filed on 8/7/02 for $15,000 

L. PM Realty Group, Unlitigated Claim #0348512, filed on 3/27/03 for $15,074.22 

M. Yi Hua Li, Superior Ct. #414621, filed on 11/12/02 for $22,500 

N. Glen Tanudtanud, Unlitigated Claim #0317957, filed on 3/18/03 for $25,000 

O. Ruben Verzosa, Superior Ct. #41 1309, filed on 5/9/01 for $40,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. 45-DEGREE ANGLED PARKING - ESTABLISH 2600 Block of Harrison Street, east 
side, from 23rd Street to a point 187 feet south of 22nd Street (approximately 20 feet 
south of existing bicycle lane) 

B. TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Ritch Street, east side, from 
92 feet to 131 feet north of Brannan Street and Ritch Street, east side, from 165 feet to 
196 feet north of Brannan Street 

C. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - RESCIND 

TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING DURING CANDLESTICK EVENTS - ESTABLISH 
Jamestown Avenue, south side, between Ingalls and Redondo Streets. (Calendar items 
include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to apply for, accept and expend $444,060 from 
the "Safe Routes to School" construction grant program funds to install sidewalk corner bulb- 
outs, construct median refuges, replace existing school crosswalks with ladder-style crosswalks, 
and replace existing school crossing signs with high- visibility florescent yellow green signs at 
Horace Mann Academic Middle School. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (DPT) 



(10.4) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $428,400 from the "Safe Routes 
to School" construction grant program funds to install sidewalk corner bulb-outs, install a traffic 
signal with pedestrian signal head installation, replace exist signal heads with pedestrian signal 
heads, replace existing school crosswalks with ladder-style crosswalks, and replace existing 
school crossing signs with high- visibility florescent yellow green signs at Peabody Elementary 
Middle School. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director of the Parking Authority to approve the Bid document for the 
management of the Moscone Center Parking Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (PA) 

(10.6) Approving the Bid/RFP documents for the management of the Civic Center Plaza Garage. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.7) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing the Director to advertise bid call 
for Contract No. MR- 1204, H. Welton Flynn Motor Coach Facility Modifications for Neoplan 
Buses. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.8) Authorizing the City's Director of Property to execute a quitclaim deed from the City of 
San Francisco to the Kong Family Trust and to accept a quitclaim deed from the Kong Family 
Trust to the City as resolution to the property dispute at the Japan Center Garages. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (DPT) 

(10.9) Authorizing the Director to advertise a Request for Proposals for Contract COO #03-874, 
As-needed Professional Transportation System Safety Consulting Services, evaluate proposals, 
select the highest-ranking Consultant, and negotiate a contract with the selected consultant in an 
amount not to exceed $1,000,000, for a term of up to three years. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and scope of services.) (MUNI) 

(10.10) Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 8 to Contract No. CS-105, 
Independent Safety Consulting Support for Advanced Train Control System Project, with 
Lea+Elliott, Inc., to extend the Agreement to May 24, 2005. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and agreement.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to approve the Civic Center Garage operating Fiscal Year 2004 
budget and forward the budget to the City Controller for final review and approval. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 



MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 2. Adopting the FY2004 milestones entitled FY2004 Proposed Changes to the Service Standards and 
Milestones". (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and proposed changes.) 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute the TransLink Interagency Participation Agreement 
between the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, Golden Gate Bridge Highway and 
Transportation District, the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, the San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency, the San Mateo County Transit District, the Santa Clara Valley 
Transportation Authority, and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

1 4. Authorizing the Director to execute Contract No. 02-866, Municipal Transportation Quality 
Review, with Nelson\Nygaard, to conduct the Quality Review required under City Charter, for a 
total contract amount not to exceed $49,489, and for a term of one year, with an option to extend 
up to an additional two years, subject to approval by the Controller and the Board of Supervisors. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.2) Sabina Spektor, Superior Ct. #409698, filed on 7/1/02 for $550,000 
ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
ADJOURN 




^Municipal Transportation Agency 
And Parking Authority 
City and County ofJSan Francisco 

MINUTES 

TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Mike Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUN 2 6 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:07 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: EnidLim 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the May 30, 2003 Special Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Lim-absent). 

5. Communications 

The board secretary announced that item 12, FY2004 Service Standards, and item 13, 
Translink Participation Agreement were continued to the July 1 meeting. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
- Prop. B Expenditure plan 



-Ongoing Activities 

Director Burns is pleased to present this month's Special Recognition Award to Eva Chin, a 
schedule maker in the Schedules Department. Ms. Chin has worked at Muni since 1987, first as a 
station agent, and later at Central Control. She is respected by her peers and by the union for 
keeping a cool composition, especially when under tight deadlines. Her supervisor calls her the 
"ultimate team member" as she embodies the concepts of teamwork and family at Muni. Ms. 
Chin stated that she is honored to receive the award, not only for herself, but for the entire 
Schedules Department. She enjoys difficult tasks such as run cutting and appreciates her co- 
workers and supervisors. Chairman Flynn expressed appreciation on behalf of the board. 

Muni has continued its' focus on safety and security with ongoing cooperation with other local 
and regional transportation agencies as well as state and federal agencies. Training in security 
awareness has been a priority with more than 75% of employees having participated, including 
new operators. Muni is acquiring new equipment, such as motorized gates and enhanced lighting 
and will be receiving $2.4 million in homeland security funds for capital improvements. DPT 
continues to review all emergency and operational procedures and training protocols. Muni and 
DPT meet regularly on this issue as it is a high priority for both departments. 

The Controller's Annual Survey was recently released which surveyed over 1500 residents who 
were asked about various city services, including Muni and DPT. San Franciscan's impression 
of Muni continues to improve with progress shown in every category. 

Last week Muni launched an on-site physical therapy clinic at 949 Presidio for employees who 
have work-related injuries. By having an on-site clinic, Muni will reduce time employees spend 
away from work traveling to and from physical therapy appointments and will improve treatment 
protocols and reduce costs. 

On Saturday, June 21, there will be an event to celebrate the completion of the K-line/Ocean Ave 
restoration project. Mayor Brown, Secretary of State Shelley and Supervisor Sandoval will be in 
attendance. 

Bond Yee, Traffic Engineer, updated the board on traffic and signal improvements on 1 9 
Avenue and Lombard Street. DPT operates these signals on behalf of Caltrans as both these 
streets are considered state highways. Time has been added to the signals to optimize traffic flow 
in the corridor and to give pedestrians more time to cross the intersection. 

Jose Cisneros, Deputy General Manager, Capital Planning and Bond Yee, Traffic Engineer 
reviewed the Prop. B Reauthorization Expenditure Plan, calling these funds the largest source of 
local matching funds for both Muni and DPT. This bond measure is expected to be on the ballot 
in November and will take effect in April 2004. It is a 30-year, Vi cent sales tax measure which 
will supercede the current Prop. B. plan. It will require a 2/3-majority vote. The measure 
includes regional transit operators for the first time. Muni and DPT are working closely with the 
Expenditure Plan Advisory Committee and with TA staff. 



Director McCray reviewed the composition of Prop B Advisory Committee and is stunned to 
note that certain ethnic groups aren't represented. In addition, not all neighborhoods are 
represented. He hopes this situation will be addressed. 

Director Burns asked the Board for their support for the Muni and DPT initiatives contained 
within the plan. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, CAC presented four policy recommendations. The CAC recommends 
that: the proposed service standards are adopted; that staff prepare a report to explain major 
misses in achieving goals in the quarterly service standards report; restoration of the originally 
proposed paratransit fares; and that the CalTrain Joint Powers Board cost not be made part of the 
MTA budget. He met recently with Gerald Norman, Diana Hammons and Lorraine Fuqua to 
discuss ways the CAC could move forward with DPT. 

9. Public Comment 

Roger Bazeley believes that shared responsibility and solutions are important to improve safety 
for pedestrians. He thinks that Muni riders should pay more and that staff needs to put pedestrian 
safety, street markings and improved technology and methods equal or ahead of other capital 
projects. Staff is not able to maintain the existing system of marking intersections and has a 
moral obligation to prioritize them. He is concerned about the involvement of politics in CAC 
appointments. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. Allstate Ins., Superior Ct. #416669, filed on 1/24/03 for $1,500 

B. Elena Hussey, Superior Ct. #403577, filed on 1/17/03 for $2,500 

C. CSE Ins., Superior Ct. 404331, filed on 2/7/02 for $4,250 

D. Allen Pugh, Superior Ct. #192193, filed on 9/21/01 for $4,500 

E. Ryan Marquardt, Superior Ct. #418274, filed on 3/12/03 for $5,000 (City to collect) 

F. Verle Hendrickson, Unlitigated Claim #0359971, filed on 4/15/03 for $6,701 .62 

G. QuintaraNielson, Superior Ct. #309109, filed on 1/10/00 for $7,000 

H. Maria Vargas, Unlitigated Claim #0301354, filed on 10/24/03 for $7,274 

I. Ping Zhou, Superior Ct. #0341 6586, filed on 3/01/02 for $8,000 

J. Jodi Garcia, Unlitigated Claim #0303 1 1 7, filed on 3/24/03 for $ 1 0,000 (DPT) 

K. Xiu Huang, Unlitigated Claim #0300482, filed on 8/7/02 for $15,000 

L. PM Realty Group, Unlitigated Claim #03485 12, filed on 3/27/03 for $15,074.22 

M. Yi Hua Li, Superior Ct. #414621, filed on 11/12/02 for $22,500 

N. Glen Tanudtanud, Unlitigated Claim #0317957, filed on 3/18/03 for $25,000 

O. Ruben Verzosa, Superior Ct. #41 1309, filed on 5/9/01 for $40,000 

RESOLUTION 03-097 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. 45-DEGREE ANGLED PARKING - ESTABLISH 2600 Block of Harrison Street, east 
side, from 23rd Street to a point 187 feet south of 22nd Street (approximately 20 feet 
south of existing bicycle lane) 

B. TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Ritch Street, east side, from 
92 feet to 131 feet north of Brannan Street and Ritch Street, east side, from 165 feet to 
196 feet north of Brannan Street 

C. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - RESCIND 

TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING DURING CANDLESTICK EVENTS - ESTABLISH 
Jamestown Avenue, south side, between Ingalls and Redondo Streets. (Calendar items 
include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-098 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to apply for, accept and expend $444,060 from 
the "Safe Routes to School" construction grant program funds to install sidewalk corner bulb- 
outs, construct median refuges, replace existing school crosswalks with ladder-style crosswalks, 
and replace existing school crossing signs with high-visibility florescent yellow green signs at 
Horace Mann Academic Middle School. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-099 



(10.4) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $428,400 from the "Safe Routes 
to School" construction grant program funds to install sidewalk corner bulb-outs, install a traffic 
signal with pedestrian signal head installation, replace exist signal heads with pedestrian signal 
heads, replace existing school crosswalks with ladder-style crosswalks, and replace existing 
school crossing signs with high-visibility florescent yellow green signs at Peabody Elementary 
Middle School. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-100 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director of the Parking Authority to approve the Bid document for the 
management of the Moscone Center Parking Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (PA) 

RESOLUTION 03-101 

(10.6) Approving the Bid/RFP documents for the management of the Civic Center Plaza Garage. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-102 

(10.7) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing the Director to advertise bid call 
for Contract No. MR- 1204, H. Welton Fly nil Motor Coach Facility Modifications for Neoplan 
Buses. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-103 

(10.8) Authorizing the City's Director of Property to execute a quitclaim deed from the City of 
San Francisco to the Kong Family Trust and to accept a quitclaim deed from the Kong Family 
Trust to the City as resolution to the property dispute at the Japan Center Garages. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-104 

(10.9) Authorizing the Director to advertise a Request for Proposals for Contract COO #03-874, 
As-needed Professional Transportation System Safety Consulting Services, evaluate proposals, 
select the highest-ranking Consultant, and negotiate a contract with the selected consultant in an 
amount not to exceed $1,000,000, for a term of up to three years. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and scope of services.) (MUNI) 

This item was severed from the Consent Calendar and continued to the July 1 meeting at the 
request of Director Casey. 

(10.10) Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 8 to Contract No. CS-105, 
Independent Safety Consulting Support for Advanced Train Control System Project, with 



Lea+EUiott, Inc., to extend the Agreement to May 24, 2005. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and agreement.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-105 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.9 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT -Lim 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to approve the Civic Center Garage operating Fiscal Year 2004 
budget and forward the budget to the City Controller for final review and approval. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-106 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Lim 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

12. Adopting the FY2004 milestones entitled FY2004 Proposed Changes to the Service Standards and 
Milestones". (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and proposed changes.) 

This item was continued to the July 7 meeting. 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute the TransLink Interagency Participation Agreement 
between the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, Golden Gate Bridge Highway and 
Transportation District, the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, the San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency, the San Mateo County Transit District, the Santa Clara Valley 
Transportation Authority, and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 



This item was continued to the July 1, 2003 meeting. 

14. Authorizing the Director to execute Contract No. 02-866, Municipal Transportation Quality 
Review, with Nelson\Nygaard, to conduct the Quality Review required under City Charter, for a 
total contract amount not to exceed $49,489, and for a term of one year, with an option to extend 
up to an additional two years, subject to approval by the Controller and the Board of Supervisors. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-107 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT -Lim 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 5:15 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Enid Lim 
Mike Casey 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Lisa Mancini, Deputy Executive Director 
Gerry Norman, Deputy Director 



3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Casey, Lim-absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.2) Sabina Spektor, Superior Ct. #409698, filed on 7/1/02 for $550,000 
RESOLUTION 03-108 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Casey, Lim 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 5:23 p.m. 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss Spektor vs. CCSF with 
the city attorney. The board voted unanimously to settle the case (Casey, Lim-absent). 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Casey, Lim- 
absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:24 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

I Roberta Boomer 

Board Secretary 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, JULY 1,2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUN 2 6 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 



VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
»(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
Station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21-Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (4 1 5) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3112 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

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Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
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For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
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Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-June 17, 2003 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency"Boafd, ^dlvill b^^ctetl Upon^by a 

Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. David Li, Superior Ct. #410363, filed on 7/17/02 for $2,200 

B. Lourdes Wilcox, Superior Ct. #323921, filed on 8/20/01 for $6,000 

C. Kathy Sue Baumann, Unlitigated Claim #0354761, filed on 5/8/03 for $7564.49 

D. Oliver Wilson, Superior Ct. #417816, filed on 2/27/03 for $10,000 

E. Daniel Ortiz, Superior Ct. #419841, filed on 12/23/03 for $18,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. 1 -HOUR PARKING METERS, 7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY - ESTABLISH California Street, north side, from Locust Street to 
23 1 feet easterly (commercial frontage only, up to 3440 California Street). 

B. TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Farrugut Avenue, north 
side, from Alemany Boulevard to the western terminus. 

C. PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - ESTABLISH Rhode 
Island Street, east side, from 20th Street to Mariposa Street; and Rhode Island 
Street, west side, from 19th Street to Mariposa Street. 

D. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8:00 AM 

- 9:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH 18th Street, both 
sides, between Clover and Douglass Streets (4500 block). 

E. NO PARKING ANYTIME - RESCIND and TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME 

- ESTABLISH Langton Street, east side, between Folsom and Harrison Streets. 

F. 1-HOUR PARKING, 7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY - RESCIND 
RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "1" (1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9:00 
AM - 6:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - ESTABLISH Julian 
Avenue, both sides, between 15th and 16th Streets. 

G. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "I" (1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9:00 
AM - 6:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - ESTABLISH Rondel 
Place, both sides, between 16th Street and south terminus. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Accepting Agreement No. 6G1092, Agreement between San Francisco and BART regarding 
Cost-Sharing for Asbestos Abatement Work at the Montgomery and Powell Street Stations, as 
complete. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.4) Approving Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR-1 189; Muni Metro Extension Station 
Enhancement Project, which substitutes Lonestar Landscaping for RMT Landscape. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract modification.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to execute and file applications with the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission for Fiscal Year 2003-2004 allocations of Transportation Development 
Act, State Transit Assistance, and AB1 107 funds. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution.) (MUNI) 






(10.6) Authorizing the Director to release the draft Short Range Transit Plan on July 1, 2003 for 
public review, with public comments on the draft due to Muni on or before August 5, 2003. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and plan.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Approving and adopting the mediated settlements establishing the collective bargaining 
agreements ratified by TWU Local 200 and TWU Local 250-A (7410 & 9132) to be effective 
July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and agreement.) 

12. Approving and adopting the mediated settlement establishing the collective bargaining 
agreement ratified by SEIU Local 790 to be effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

13. Approving and adopting the arbitrated awards establishing the collective bargaining 
agreements between the Municipal Transportation Agency and EBEW Local 6 and Machinists, 
Local 1414 to be effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

14. Adopting the FY2004 milestones entitled FY2004 Proposed Changes to the Service 
Standards and Milestones". (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
proposed changes.) 

(This item was continued from the June 17 meeting.) 

15. Authorizing the Director to execute the TransLink Interagency Participation Agreement 
between Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, Golden Gate Bridge Highway and 
Transportation District, BART, S.F. Municipal Transportation Agency, San Mateo County 
Transit District, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, and the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
agreement.) 

(This item was continued from the June 17 meeting.) 

16. Authorizing the Director to advertise a Request for Proposals for Contract COO #03-874, As- 
needed Professional" Transportatron System Safety Consulting Services, evaluate proposal^ 
select the highest-ranking Consultant, and negotiate a contract with the selected consultant in an 
amount not to exceed $1,000,000, for a term of up to three years. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and scope of services.) 

(This item was continued from the June 17 meeting.) 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

17. Authorizing the award of Contract No. 0480J(R): Tenderloin Traffic Signal Upgrade, to King 
Electric, as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for a total contract amount of $796,416. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

ADJOURN 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County ofJSan Francisco 



MINUTES 



TUESDAY, JULY 1,2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUL 1 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Mike Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTFNG DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
«(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 




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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:15 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Mike Casey 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Shirley Breyer Black 

Chairman Flynn announced that Vice-Chairman Enid Lim had submitted her resignation from 
the MTA Board. 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the June 17, 2003 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Black-absent). 

5. Communications 

Chairman Flynn asked that the meeting be adjourned in memory of Enola Maxwell, mother of 
Supervisor Sophie Maxwell and that a letter be sent to Supervisor Maxwell expressing the 
MTA's condolences. 

The board secretary announced that Item 15, the Translink Participation Agreement has been 
continued to the next meeting. 



6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

The July Special Recognition award was presented to Operator George Gatewood. Mr. 
Gatewood has worked for the past 1 1 years as a transit operator and was nominated by a 
passenger for his professional manner, cheerful nature and for making announcements in other 
languages. He goes the extra mile. Mr. Gatewood introduced his family and thanked the MTA 
for the award. He noted that when Mr. Burns came, Muni was a troubled system but now it's 
number one. He called George Louie, his division superintendent, the nicest man to work for. 
Chairman Flynn congratulated Mr. Gatewood on behalf of the MTA Board. 

Director Burns announced that extra service is being planned for the 4* of July festivities. Sixty 
extra vehicles will cover the fireworks and music festival on the northern waterfront. 

The Board of Supervisors has reviewed the MTA budget as part of the citywide budget. The 
Supervisors has until August 1 to reject the budget. If they take no action, the budget will be adopted. 

DPT was recently awarded a $199,000 grant to implement the "Safe Schools Project", a 
comprehensive program of education, outreach, and enforcement to complement the engineering 
work that DPT is already doing to address traffic safety concerns around elementary schools. 

Director Burns explained changes to the procedures to the contract modification process for both 
Muni and DPT to ensure more proper and timely approvals by the board. In situations where 
work needs to continue, the board will be notified and asked to grant authority to the Director of 
Transportation to approve a change order for a certain dollar amount. Once negotiations with the 
contractor are complete, a calendar item approving the modification will be presented to the 
board for approval. This practice is consistent with other transit systems and will address the 
past problem of change order work being performed prior to the board's approval. 

As authorized by the Board of Supervisors, DPT has begun its' summer campaign of closing the 
eastbound lane of Lombard Street between Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street to through traffic 
on major holidays to alleviate the traffic congestion and Muni service impacts along Van Ness 
Avenue. The next closure will be on July 4 th . 

DPT's FY2002 Annual Report has been posted on the website. This report is required by the 
Board of Supervisors. Muni uses it's 4 th quarter Service Standards as its Annual Report, which is 
supplemented every other year with the Short Range Transit Plan. 



The Employee Survey has been distributed with the paychecks for all employees. This survey 
asks questions about job satisfaction and service. The results will be shared once they have been 
tabulated. This survey is required annually as part of Proposition E. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
None. 

9. Public Comment 

Bob Planthold discussed confusing communication in the subway for people who either can't see 
or hear the announcements, especially at the end of rush hour. Sometimes the overhead sign or 
the voice announcement will say that a two-car train is approaching when in fact, it's only a 
single car train. He suggested that staff redo the software once they have been in communication 
with people with disabilities. 

Barry Taranto is concerned about the paratransit program as long time permit holders are leaving 
the program and are being replaced by people who are not as motivated. He commended DPT 
staff for the wonderful design for right turns from Market onto the new on-ramp. He mentioned 
that the traffic on Van Ness has gotten worse. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. David Li, Superior Ct. #410363, filed on 7/17/02 for $2,200 

B. Lourdes Wilcox, Superior Ct. #323921, filed on 8/20/01 for $6,000 

C. Kathy Sue Baumann, Unlitigated Claim #0354761, filed on 5/8/03 for $7564.49 

D. Oliver Wilson, Superior Ct. #417816, filed on 2/27/03 for $10,000 

E. Daniel Ortiz, Superior Ct. #419841, filed on 12/23/03 for $18,000 



RESOLUTION 03-109 



(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. 1-HOUR PARKING METERS, 7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY - ESTABLISH California Street, north side, from Locust Street to 
231 feet easterly (commercial frontage only, up to 3440 California Street). 

B. TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Farrugut Avenue, north 
side, from Alemany Boulevard to the western terminus. 

C. PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - ESTABLISH Rhode 
Island Street, east side, from 20th Street to Mariposa Street; and Rhode Island 
Street, west side, from 19th Street to Mariposa Street. 

D. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8:00 AM 

- 9:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH 18th Street, both 
sides, between Clover and Douglass Streets (4500 block). 

E. NO PARKING ANYTIME - RESCIND and TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME 

- ESTABLISH Langton Street, east side, between Folsom and Harrison Streets. 

F. 1-HOUR PARKING, 7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY - RESCIND 
RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "I" (1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9:00 
AM - 6:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - ESTABLISH Julian 
Avenue, both sides, between 15th and 16th Streets. 

G. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA T* (1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9:00 
AM - 6:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - ESTABLISH Rondel 
Place, both sides, between 16th Street and south terminus. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-1 10 

(10.3) Accepting Agreement No. 6G1092, Agreement between San Francisco and BART regarding 
Cost-Sharing for Asbestos Abatement Work at the Montgomery and Powell Street Stations, as 
complete. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-1 11 

(10.4) Approving Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR-1 189; Muni Metro Extension Station 
Enhancement Project, which substitutes Lonestar Landscaping for RMT Landscape. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract modification.) (MUNI) 



RESOLUTION 03-112 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to execute and file applications with the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission for Fiscal Year 2003-2004 allocations of Transportation Development 
Act, State Transit Assistance, and AB1 107 funds. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-113 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to release the draft Short Range Transit Plan on July 1, 2003 for 
public review, with public comments on the draft due to Muni on or before August 5, 2003. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-1 14 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT -Black 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Approving and adopting the mediated settlements establishing the collective bargaining agreements 
ratified by TWU Local 200 and TWU Local 250-A (7410 & 9132) to be effective July 1, 2003 through 
June 30, 2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-115 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT -Black 

12. Approving and adopting the mediated settlement establishing the collective bargaining 
agreement ratified by SEIU Local 790 to be effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. 



(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 
No public comment. 
RESOLUTION 03-1 16 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 
ABSENT -Black 

13. Approving and adopting the arbitrated awards establishing the collective bargaining 
agreements between the Municipal Transportation Agency and EBEW Local 6 and Machinists, 
Local 1414 to be effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-1 17 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Black 

14. Adopting the FY2004 milestones entitled FY2004 Proposed Changes to the Service 
Standards and Milestones". (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
proposed changes.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-118 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Black 

15. Authorizing the Director to execute the TransLink Interagency Participation Agreement 
between Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, Golden Gate Bridge Highway and 
Transportation District, BART, S.F. Municipal Transportation Agency, San Mateo County 



Transit District, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, and the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
agreement.) 

(This item was continued to the July 15 meeting.) 

16. Authorizing the Director to advertise a Request for Proposals for Contract COO #03-874, As- 
needed Professional Transportation System Safety Consulting Services, evaluate proposals, 
select the highest-ranking Consultant, and negotiate a contract with the selected consultant in an 
amount not to exceed $1,000,000, for a term of up to three years. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and scope of services.) 

Director Burns noted that this "as-needed" contract is designed to supplement Muni staff. The 
current contractor assisted Muni in creating procedures and establishing structures to respond to 
many of the significant deficiencies found in Muni's safety performance by the CPUC. Because 
of the difficulty in finding qualified people to work in these positions, Muni is not ready to 
address those issues in-house. This RFP will make the expertise available. Muni's goal is to 
have every staff member have safety as a primary priority. No staff positions were cut in the 
budget and a new manager was hired last year. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Glenda LaVigne, President, Local 200 stated that Local 200 is opposed contracting out this work 
as in-house staff should be trained to handle these functions. They also have concerns with the 
current vendor. 

In response to a question by Director Casey, Director Burns noted that the monies in the current 
contract were increased to enhance security preparedness following the September 11 th attacks. 
Director Casey expressed concerns about privatization and asked that a shorter term be 
considered to advance the goal of moving these jobs in-house. 

Director Burns concurred with Director Casey's desire to bring these functions in-house and 
suggested that the RFP could be changed to reflect the overall objective of getting the 
organization to a place where the expertise was available within Muni. He is opposed to 
shortening the term of the contract citing the lack of bidders if the contract is only for one year. 

Director Vaughns commented that consultants bring a global dimension of what's happening in 
the industry that in-house staff may not have. 

Director Casey agreed with Director Vaughns and expressed hope that the contract could be 
shortened to not greater than 2 years and would include a clearly defined intention that the 
functions be brought in house. He also suggested that training be incorporated into this contract. 



The RFP was amended to limit the term of the contract to 2 years; use two-third's of the money; 
and incorporate language that would include training for in-house personnel. Director Burns will 
meet with Local 200 on the changed language of the RFP and will report back to the board. 

RESOLUTION 03-119 

On motion to approve as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT -Black 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

17. Authorizing the award of Contract No. 0480 J(R): Tenderloin Traffic Signal Upgrade, to King 
Electric, as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for a total contract amount of $796,416. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 
No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-12- 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ABSENT -Black 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:08 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 




Roberta Boomer 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUL 1 2003 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 






BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-S UITE 3 34 -SAN F RANCIS COCA. 94102-45 24 
ffi(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5 -Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-July 1, 2003 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. Tom & Sheila Larsen, Unlitigated Claim #0303509, filed on 4/24/033 for $5,427.91 

B. State Fann/Christina Rohla, Unlitigated Claim #0303985, filed on 6/2/03 for $5,965.24 

C. Auto Club/Guy Gottschalk, Unlitigated Claim #0302414 filed on 1/23/03 for $6,448.66 

D. CSE Insurance, Unlitigated Claim #0303929 filed on 5/28/03 for $8,281.65 

E. Marisela Marquez, Unlitigated Claim #0301974 filed on 12/16/02 for $9,500 

F. State Compensation Insurance Fund, Superior Ct. #418281, filed on 1 1/22/02 for $9,500 

G. John Chandler, Unlitigated Claim #0301355, filed on 10/24/02 for $10,000 
H. Berta Vitogan, Superior Ct. #408362 filed on 5/28/02 for $10,000 (DPT) 

I. Loretta Johnson, Superior Ct. #323787, filed on 8/15/01 for $14,606.26 
J. Douglas Avery, Superior Ct. #3417825, filed on 3/6/02 for $22,500 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. 30-MPH SPEED LIMIT - ESTABLISH Octavia Boulevard, central lanes only, between 
Fell and Market Streets. 

B. 1 5-MPH SPEED LIMIT - ESTABLISH Octavia Frontage Road, between Hayes and 
Market Streets. 

C. NO TURNS - ESTABLISH Octavia Frontage Road, northbound, at Haight Street; 
Octavia Frontage Road, northbound, at Fell Street; and Octavia Frontage Road, 
southbound, at Oak Street. 

D. NO LEFT TURNS - ESTABLISH Octavia Boulevard, southbound, at Market Street; 
Freeway off-ramp, Octavia Boulevard northbound, at Market Street; Octavia Boulevard, 
northbound and southbound, at Haight Street; Octavia Boulevard, northbound and 
southbound, at Page Street; Octavia Boulevard, northbound and southbound, at Oak 
Street; Octavia Frontage Road, southbound at Haight Street; Octavia Frontage Road, 
northbound and southbound at Page Street; Octavia Frontage Road, northbound and 
southbound, at Oak Street; and Octavia Frontage Road, northbound and southbound, at 
Fell Street. 

E. MULTIPLE LEFT TURN LANES - ESTABLISH Octavia Boulevard, northbound, at Fell St. 

F. MULTIPLE RIGHT TURN LANES - ESTABLISH Oak Street, eastbound, at Octavia Blvd. 

G. RIGHT TURN ONLY - ESTABLISH Octavia Frontage Road, southbound, at Market 
Street; Octavia Frontage Road, southbound, at Fell Street; and Waller Street, eastbound, 
at Market Street. 

H. NO TURN ON RED - ESTABLISH Haight St., eastbound and westbound, at Octavia 
Blvd; Page St., eastbound and westbound, at Octavia Blvd; Market St., Octavia Blvd., 
Freeway Intersection, all approaches; and Oak St., eastbound, at Octavia Blvd. 



I. ONE-WAY STREET - ESTABLISH East Octavia Frontage Road, northbound, between 
Hayes and Market Streets; West Octavia Frontage Road, southbound, between Hayes and 
Market Streets; Lily Street, westbound, between Laguna Street and Octavia Boulevard 
(reverses direction); Rose Street, eastbound, between Gough Street and Octavia 
Boulevard (reverses direction; Elgin Park, southbound, between Duboce Avenue and 
McCoppin Street; and McCoppin Street, eastbound, between Elgin Park and Market St. 

J. MUNI BUS ZONE - RESCIND Haight Street, north side, from Octavia Street to 60 feet 
easterly (nearside). 

K. MUNI BUS ZONE - ESTABLISH Haight Street, north side, from Octavia Street to 80 
feet westerly (farside). 

L. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Octavia Boulevard, both 
sides, between Hayes and Market Streets; Fell Street, north side, between Frontage Road 
and Octavia Boulevard; Octavia Frontage Road, east side, from Market Street to 140 feet 
northerly; Octavia Frontage Road, east side, from Haight Street to 40 feet northerly; Rose 
Street, north side, from Octavia Frontage Road to 30 feet easterly; Octavia Frontage 
Road, east side, from Haight Street to 40 feet northerly; Octavia Frontage Road, east side, 
from Page Street to 40 feet northerly; Octavia Frontage Road, east side, from Oak Street 
to 40 feet northerly; Octavia Frontage Road, west side, from Fell Street to 24 feet 
southerly; Octavia Frontage Road, west side, from Oak Street to 40 feet southerly; Lily 
Street, south side, from Octavia Frontage Road to 24 feet westerly; Octavia Frontage 
B.oad, west side, from Haight Street to 60 feet southerly; Oak Street, both sides, from 
Gough Street to 22 feet easterly; and, Oak Street, both sides, from 98 feet west of 
Franklin Street to 149 feet westerly. 

M. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM AND 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - ESTABLISH Oak Street, south side, from Octavia 
Boulevard to 150 feet westerly; 

N. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 
- REVOKE Oak Street, north side, from Octavia Street to Laguna Street. 

O. RIGHT TURN ONLY - ESTABLISH Octavia Frontage Road, southbound at Fell Street. 

P. TOW- AWAY LANE MUST TURN LEFT - ESTABLISH Oak Street at Laguna Street. 

Q. BLUE ZONE - REVOKE Oak Street, south side, from Gough Street to 28 feet easterly. 

R. BLUE ZONE - ESTABLISH Gough Street, west side, from Oak Street to 26 feet 
southerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 



( 10.3) Requesting that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's certification, that it 
is more economical to contract for security guard services for DPT offices at 1380 Howard Street 
than to provide the same services with City employees for fiscal year 2003-2004. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and certification.) (DPT) 

(10.4) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's determination 
that it is more economical to contract for paratransit services than to provide the same service 
with City employees for the period of fiscal year 2003-04. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and certification.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Amendment No. 6A to extend the Master 
Agreement with the San Francisco Conservation Corps until April 30, 2004. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

(1 0.6) Authorizing the Director of the Parking Authority to execute a Waiver and Release 
Agreement with Josef Norris authorizing him to create a mural on the north and west walls of the 
Performing Arts Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
Agreement.) (PA) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Adopting an overall annual goal of 27 percent for DBE contracting in DOT- assisted 
contracts for federal fiscal year 2003-2004. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and analysis.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
AUG - 1 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Mike Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTENG DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




I 



SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING A TRAFFIC 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the July 1, 2003 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Director McCray acknowledged James Howard who had a heart attack on July 2 that 
required minor surgery. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Ongoing Activities 

Over the 4 th of July holiday DPT provided over 90 Parking Control Officers to facilitate traffic 
and pedestrian flow for the Fireworks and the Fillmore St. Festival. Muni also provided extra 

1 



service. The weekend went smoothly with no problems reported. 

DPT's Engineering Division recently assisted the Department of Public Works on the removal 
and transport of a 500,000 pound, 105-foot section of the 4 th Street Bridge. This is the section 
that goes up and down to allow ships to pass underneath the bridge. On July 2 nd the span was 
moved from its current location to the southeast corner of 3 rd Street and Mission Rock where it 
will be retrofitted over the next 10 months. The project began in April and will run through 
October 2004. Muni's 3rd Street Light Rail Project's straddles this project and light rail tracks 
will be constructed on the Bridge as part of the retrofit. Moving the bridge section was a 
monumental effort and an impressive display of collaboration between city departments. 

At the last board meeting, the board authorized the issuance of an amended Request for 
Proposals for the As-Needed System Safety Contract, which limited the term of the contract to 2 
years, authorized the expenditure of $667,000 and included training for in-house personnel 
within the scope of services. Local 200 was sent a copy of the changes with a request for their 
input. The response received from 200 didn't mention the approved amendments but did ask for 
other considerations. Muni is happy to consider their requests but will proceed with the RFP as 
originally amended. 

The city's budget, including the MTA budget was passed on first reading at the Board of 
Supervisors. Final approval is expected next Tuesday and will be signed by the Mayor 
subsequently. No changes have been made to the budget. 

Bond Yee, Traffic Engineer, presented the Octavia Boulevard traffic changes. These changes are 
being recommended following extensive outreach to the community and are in accord with the 
project's Environmental Impact Report and Statement. A majority of the demolition has been 
completed. The Fell Street Ramp is the last item to be demolished. The traffic changes planned 
for the Boulevard allow ample room for pedestrians and bicycles as well as community open 
space. The construction of the Boulevard will start in January 2004. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report was made. 

9. Public Comment 

Willie Ratcliffe, general contractor, presented a formal letter about Muni Light Rail. He says that 
promises were made by Muni that didn't happen, as African Americans have been excluded from 
all contracts except the maintenance building. He urged the board to follow Oakland's example 
of inclusion and to end the city's long-time policy of gentrification of African American 
neighborhoods. 

Francisco DaCosta, Director of Environmental Justice Advocacy, noted that the South East 
sector of the city doesn't appear on tourist maps. He urged the board to do something about dust 



control and toxic dirt and asked that local people be given an opportunity to participate 

Andrew Bozeman, SE Sector Community Development Corp, has the same concerns as the 
former two speakers. There has been a great deal of environmental injustice and discrimination 
with the contracts. He understands that Muni is forced to follow rules in awarding contracts but 
noted that by awarding them to firms outside of the city, we are hurting ourselves economically. 

Barry Taranto thinks that Manito Velasco should be honored for the Octavia Blvd. Project for 
keeping the community involved. He hopes that the MTA would work with the Taxi 
Commission to create taxi stands that work as part of the Transit-First policy. A taxi stand is 
needed at 400 McAllister by the Superior Court building. He would like the MTA to cooperate 
with the enforcement of white and red zones at the Hilton Hotel to prevent limousines from 
violating the law. 

Charlie Walker commented that Muni has refused to make Third Street smooth and to take care 
of the community. People in the neighborhood need immediate relief from the damage they are 
suffering from the construction. DPT should stop giving people tickets. There is no adequate 
transportation for older people. 

Wedrell James has lived in the Bay View Hunter's Point neighborhood all his life. He noted that 
no contractor from his neighborhood has received a sizeable contract. He added that black 
people get contracts all over the United States because they pay taxes but are not afforded an 
opportunity to obtain construction work. San Francisco is considered one of the most liberal 
cities in America but blacks not part of economic base. Youth are on the streets and are not 
allowed to contribute. 

Chairman Flynn asked for a report at the next regular meeting on the Third Street issues raised 
today. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Tom & Sheila Larsen, Unlitigated Claim #0303509, filed on 4/24/033 for $5,427.91 

B. State Farm/Christina Rohla, Unlitigated Claim #0303985, filed on 6/2/03 for $5,965.24 

C. Auto Club/Guy Gottschalk, Unlitigated Claim #0302414 filed on 1/23/03 for $6,448.66 

D. CSE Insurance, Unlitigated Claim #0303929 filed on 5/28/03 for $8,281.65 

E. Marisela Marquez, Unlitigated Claim #0301974 filed on 12/16/02 for $9,500 

F. State Compensation Insurance Fund, Superior Ct. #41 8281, filed on 1 1/22/02 for $9,500 

G. John Chandler, Unlitigated Claim #0301355, filed on 10/24/02 for $10,000 
H. Berta Vitogan, Superior Ct. #408362 filed on 5/28/02 for $10,000 (DPT) 

I. Loretta Johnson, Superior Ct. #323787, filed on 8/15/01 for $14,606.26 
J. Douglas Avery, Superior Ct. #341 7825, filed on 3/6/02 for $22,500 

RESOLUTION 03-121 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. 30-MPH SPEED LIMIT - ESTABLISH Octavia Boulevard, central lanes only, between 
Fell and Market Streets. 

B. 1 5-MPH SPEED LIMIT - ESTABLISH Octavia Frontage Road, between Hayes and 
Market Streets. 

C. NO TURNS - ESTABLISH Octavia Frontage Road, northbound, at Haight Street; 
Octavia Frontage Road, northbound, at Fell Street; and Octavia Frontage Road, 
southbound, at Oak Street. 

D. NO LEFT TURNS - ESTABLISH Octavia Boulevard, southbound, at Market Street; 
Freeway off-ramp, Octavia Boulevard northbound, at Market Street; Octavia Boulevard, 
northbound and southbound, at Haight Street; Octavia Boulevard, northbound and 
southbound, at Page Street; Octavia Boulevard, northbound and southbound, at Oak 
Street; Octavia Frontage Road, southbound at Haight Street; Octavia Frontage Road, 
northbound and southbound at Page Street; Octavia Frontage Road, northbound and 
southbound, at Oak Street; and Octavia Frontage Road, northbound and southbound, at 
Fell Street. 

E. MULTIPLE LEFT TURN LANES - ESTABLISH Octavia Boulevard, northbound, at Fell St. 

F. MULTIPLE RIGHT TURN LANES - ESTABLISH Oak Street, eastbound, at Octavia Blvd. 

G. RIGHT TURN ONLY - ESTABLISH Octavia Frontage Road, southbound, at Market 
Street; Octavia Frontage Road, southbound, at Fell Street; and Waller Street, eastbound, 
at Market Street. 






H. NO TURN ON RED - ESTABLISH Haight St., eastbound and westbound, at Octavia 
Blvd; Page St., eastbound and westbound, at Octavia Blvd; Market St., Octavia Blvd., 
Freeway Intersection, all approaches; and Oak St., eastbound, at Octavia Blvd. 

I . ONE-WAY STREET - ESTABLISH East Octavia Frontage Road, northbound, between 
Hayes and Market Streets; West Octavia Frontage Road, southbound, between Hayes and 
Market Streets; Lily Street, westbound, between Laguna Street and Octavia Boulevard 
(reverses direction); Rose Street, eastbound, between Gough Street and Octavia 
Boulevard (reverses direction; Elgin Park, southbound, between Duboce Avenue and 
McCoppin Street; and McCoppin Street, eastbound, between Elgin Park and Market St. 

J. MUNI BUS ZONE - RESCIND Haight Street, north side, from Octavia Street to 60 feet 
easterly (nearside). 

K. MUNI BUS ZONE - ESTABLISH Haight Street, north side, from Octavia Street to 80 
feet westerly (farside). 

L. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Octavia Boulevard, both 
sides, between Hayes and Market Streets; Fell Street, north side, between Frontage Road 
and Octavia Boulevard; Octavia Frontage Road, east side, from Market Street to 140 feet 
northerly; Octavia Frontage Road, east side, from Haight Street to 40 feet northerly; Rose 
Street, north side, from Octavia Frontage Road to 30 feet easterly; Octavia Frontage 
Road, east side, from Haight Street to 40 feet northerly; Octavia Frontage Road, east side, 
from Page Street to 40 feet northerly; Octavia Frontage Road, east side, from Oak Street 
to 40 feet northerly; Octavia Frontage Road, west side, from Fell Street to 24 feet 
southerly; Octavia Frontage Road, west side, from Oak Street to 40 feet southerly; Lily 
Street, south side, from Octavia Frontage Road to 24 feet westerly; Octavia Frontage 
Road, west side, from Haight Street to 60 feet southerly; Oak Street, both sides, from 
Gough Street to 22 feet easterly; and, Oak Street, both sides, from 98 feet west of 
Franklin Street to 149 feet westerly. 

M. TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM AND 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - ESTABLISH Oak Street, south side, from Octavia 
Boulevard to 150 feet westerly; 

N. TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 
- REVOKE Oak Street, north side, from Octavia Street to Laguna Street. 

O. RIGHT TURN ONLY - ESTABLISH Octavia Frontage Road, southbound at Fell Street. 

P. TOW-AWAY LANE MUST TURN LEFT - ESTABLISH Oak Street at Laguna Street. 



Q. BLUE ZONE - REVOKE Oak Street, south side, from Gough Street to 28 feet easterly. 

R. BLUE ZONE - ESTABLISH Gough Street, west side, from Oak Street to 26 feet 
southerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-122 

(10.3) Requesting that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's certification, that it 
is more economical to contract for security guard services for DPT offices at 1380 Howard Street 
than to provide the same services with City employees for fiscal year 2003-2004. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and certification.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-123 

(10.4) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's determination 
that it is more economical to contract for paratransit services than to provide the same service 
with City employees for the period of fiscal year 2003-04. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and certification.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-124 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Amendment No. 6A to extend the Master 
Agreement with the San Francisco Conservation Corps until April 30, 2004. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-125 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director of the Parking Authority to execute a Waiver and Release 
Agreement with Josef Norris authorizing him to create a mural on the north and west walls of the 
Performing Arts Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
Agreement.) (PA) 

RESOLUTION 03-126 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 



1 1 . Adopting an overall annual goal of 27 percent for DBE contracting in DOT-assisted 
contracts for federal fiscal year 2003-2004. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and analysis.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-127 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 4:42 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
AUG - 1 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 






401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
»(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




CISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING 4 TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5 -Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3112 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-July 15, 2003 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Adriana Cuevas, Superior Ct. #416992, filed on 8/12/02 for $8,000 

B. Andy Jianhui Jiang, Unlitigated claim #0303958, filed on 5/30/03 for $10,479.47 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - NO RIGHT TURN AFTER BALLPARK EVENTS EXCEPT TAXIS and 
ESTABLISH - NO RIGHT TURN AFTER BALLPARK EVENTS on 3rd Street, 
northbound, at Townsend Street. 

B. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "N" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) on Funston Avenue, west side, between 
California and Clement Streets (200 block). 

C. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "H" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) on Sloat Boulevard, south side, from 
20th Avenue to 100 feet easterly (300 block) and 20th Avenue, both sides, between Sloat 
Boulevard and Ocean Avenue (2900 block). 

D. ESTABLISH UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING on Fulton Street, south side, at 
6th Avenue (accommodates 3 unmetered parking spaces). 

E. RESCIND CROSSWALK Crossing Bayshore Boulevard, south side, at Oakdale Avenue. 

F. ESTABLISH TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME on States Street, north side, 
from Corona Heights Playground to a point 26 feet westerly. 

G. ESTABLISH NO LEFT TURN on Woodside Avenue, eastbound, onto Youth Guidance 
Center/Laguna Honda Hospital access road and Woodside Avenue, westbound, onto 
Idora Ave. 

H. RESCIND CROSSWALK Crossing Woodside Avenue, west side, at Idora Avenue and 
crossing Woodside Avenue, east side, at the Youth Guidance Center/Laguna Honda 
access road. 

I. ESTABLISH TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME on Mendell Street, both sides, 
between Oakdale and Palou Avenues. 

J. ESTABLISH BICYCLE LANES on Oakdale Avenue, both directions, from Phelps Street 
to 180 feet west of 3rd Street and from 3rd Street to 80 feet easterly. 

K. ESTABLISH ANGLE PARKING (45-DEGREE) on Oakdale Avenue, north side, from 
140 feet east of 3rd Street (near Mendell Street) to Lane Street. 



(10.3) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend up to $438,000 Transportation 
Fund for Clean Air funds for various bicycle projects. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to execute an application for Section 5309 program funding with 
the Department of Transportation and to accept and expend $22,447,850 in federal Section 5309 
capital assistance for the Third Street Corridor Track/Maintenance Facility project. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to apply for $120,000 of Transportation Fund for Clean Air 
Regional funds for Transit Preferential Streets - Colored and Textured Surface Treatment for the 
Third Street Transit Lane. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Informational update on the status of the Third Street Light Rail Project including a status 
report on local contracting and job opportunities. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 

12. Public hearing on Muni's Draft FY2004 Short Range Transit Plan. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report.) 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute the TransLink Interagency Participation Agreement 
between Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, Golden Gate Bridge Highway and 
Transportation District, BART, S.F. Municipal Transportation Agency, San Mateo County 
Transit District, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, and the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
agreement.) 

(This item was continued from the June 17 meeting.) 

14. Reserving the paid areas in Municipal Railway stations exclusively for their primary purpose 
of providing Muni passengers with safe access to and from Muni vehicles; urging the director to 
revoke any permits that allow First Amendment activity in paid areas and to reissue such permits 
to allow for such activities only in unpaid areas and urging the director to prepare any needed 
regulations for use of unpaid areas for First Amendment activity. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) 

15. Fixing the wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 9163 as $24.8150 per hour for 
Operators and $15.6247 per hour for Operator Trainees effective July 1, 2003; and $25.4450 per 
hour for Operators and $16.0216 for Operator Trainees effective January 31, 2004, retroactive to 
July 1, 2003. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and wage certification.) 



RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

City and County of San Francisco Administrative Proceeding For Debarment against 
Dennis J. Amoroso Construction Co., Inc., and related claims in the City and County of 
San Francisco Cross-Claim in the action entitled Edward W. Scott Electric Co., Inc. v. 
Dennis J. Amoroso Construction Co., Inc., Napa County Superior Court No. 26-21061 
(MTA to receive $150,000; Amoroso to voluntarily refrain from bidding on City 
contracts for five years). 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

17. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

^MINUTES 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Mike Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 




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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:10 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the July 15, 2003 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Director Kasolas asked that Item 13, the Translink Participation Agreement be continued for 30 
days. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Director Burns is pleased to introduce Ms. Kathleen Swindler, an engineer working on the SFGo 
Project, as the person receiving this month's Special Recognition Award. During her five years 
at DPT, Ms. S winder her responsibilities and technical skills have increased. Her co-workers 

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recognize her for her curiosity, patience, organization, and sound judgment. Ms. Swindler is 
shocked to receive the award and is pleased to accept on behalf of the entire program. Chairman 
Flynn expressed his congratulations on behalf of the board 

Muni has launched a public relations campaign which focuses on the fare increase, safety and 
security, and how to ride Muni. The campaign will begin in mid- August, last through November. 
and will include print ads, television and radio. Signs alerting riders to the fare increase are 
being posted throughout the city. 

The parking rates at SF General Hospital will go into effect on September 1. Staff is working 
with the mayor's office and labor unions to make sure everyone is notified. They are also 
meeting with hospital employees. 

With the state budget being finalized, there will be no additional impact on the MTA's budget. 
There has been some delay recently in the processing of payments for capital projects but that 
should turn around quickly. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
There was no CAC report made. 

9. Public Comment 

Ernestine Weiss recommends timed signals at several key crossings in San Francisco. She thinks 
there is a need for inspectors on 31 -line as operators are complaining that nobody is out there. 
DPT has to still enforce parking on Clay at Powell. Drivers should be told to tell people to fold 
scooters, shopping cards, carriages and not to drink onboard. The rear exit step on the new buses 
is too high for seniors to navigate. 

Barry Taranto asked for action at the Hilton Hotel as it continues to be illegal for town cars to 
park in bus zones and taxi stands. The dispatch system isn't customer-friendly and many 
dispatchers will give you a hard time when you call. He would like to see specially designed 
signs for taxis and noted that the sign at Haight and Masonic is frequently down. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

1 0. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 



Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Adriana Cuevas, Superior Ct. #416992, filed on 8/12/02 for $8,000 

B. Andy Jianhui Jiang, Unlitigated claim #0303958, filed on 5/30/03 for $10,479.47 

RESOLUTION 03-128 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - NO RIGHT TURN AFTER BALLPARK EVENTS EXCEPT TAXIS and 
ESTABLISH - NO RIGHT TURN AFTER BALLPARK EVENTS on 3rd Street, 
northbound, at Townsend Street. 

B. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "N" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) on Funston Avenue, west side, between 
California and Clement Streets (200 block). 

C. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "H" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) on Sloat Boulevard, south side, from 
20th Avenue to 100 feet easterly (300 block) and 20th Avenue, both sides, between Sloat 
Boulevard and Ocean Avenue (2900 block). 

D. ESTABLISH UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING on Fulton Street, south side, at 
6th Avenue (accommodates 3 unmetered parking spaces). 

E. RESCIND CROSSWALK Crossing Bayshore Boulevard, south side, at Oakdale Avenue. 

F. ESTABLISH TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME on States Street, north side, 
from Corona Heights Playground to a point 26 feet westerly. 

G. ESTABLISH NO LEFT TURN on Woodside Avenue, eastbound, onto Youth Guidance 
Center/Laguna Honda Hospital access road and Woodside Avenue, westbound, onto 
Idora Ave. 

H. RESCIND CROSSWALK Crossing Woodside Avenue, west side, at Idora Avenue and 
crossing Woodside Avenue, east side, at the Youth Guidance Center/Laguna Honda 
access road. 

I. ESTABLISH TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME on Mendell Street, both sides, 

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between Oakdale and Palou Avenues. 

J. ESTABLISH BICYCLE LANES on Oakdale Avenue, both directions, from Phelps Street 
to 180 feet west of 3rd Street and from 3rd Street to 80 feet easterly. 

K. ESTABLISH ANGLE PARKING (45-DEGREE) on Oakdale Avenue, north side, from 
140 feet east of 3rd Street (near Mendell Street) to Lane Street. 

RESOLUTION 03-129 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend up to $438,000 Transportation 
Fund for Clean Air funds for various bicycle projects. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-130 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to execute an application for Section 5309 program funding with 
the Department of Transportation and to accept and expend $22,447,850 in federal Section 5309 
capital assistance for the Third Street Corridor Track/Maintenance Facility project. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-131 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to apply for $120,000 of Transportation Fund for Clean Air 
Regional funds for Transit Preferential Streets - Colored and Textured Surface Treatment for the 
Third Street Transit Lane. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-132 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Informational update on the status of the Third Street Light Rail Project including a status 
report on local contracting and job opportunities. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 

Michael Burns, Director of Transportation, presented a report on the status of construction on 
Third Street, including a review of the local hiring and contracting efforts. Service is tentatively 



set to begin at the end of 2005. Muni has engaged in major community initiatives including local 
hiring, and establishing programs to provide local referrals, training and jobs. A total of 338 
people have been hired with 100 from the Bay View neighborhood. Although these contracts are 
being administered under strict FTA regulations, Muni has focused heavily on participation by 
DBE's, and will achieve 44% DBE participation. Muni has also provided programs to give 
assistance to subcontractors including local certification, bonding, loan guarantees and financing. 

Staff recognizes that the construction project is disruptive to the community and is working to be 
more responsive to their concerns. 

The Metro East facility is the last major contract of the project. The City selected the 
Construction Manager/General Contractor approach as an alternative as it will maximize the 
opportunity to use small, local contractors. Staff expects there will be between 40 and 60 small 
contracts. Each one will be publicly bid and awarded. Mr. Burns met with representatives from 
the community who asked Muni to look at alternative approaches to increase local participation, 
including award of a sole source contract. He told them that he doesn't see any way to award a 
sole source contract. Staff is aggressively looking to see how they can maximize local 
participation. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Charlie Walker asked that the Tow- Away zone on Mindel St. be revisited since it's in the 
construction area. He asked Mr. Harris to convene a meeting of every small contractor in the 
Bay View Hunter's Point neighborhood. He stated that there was very little truth in the 
statements made by Mr. Burns. 

Chairman Flynn asked DPT about parking on Mindel St. Bond Yee, Traffic Engineer noted that 
this section is in the pedestrian mall and would go into effect once construction was complete. 

Willie Ratcliff is disappointed in Mr. Burns' presentation. It's time to stop talking about what 
we can't do. Sole source contracts are being given all over the city all of the time and it can be 
done with this project. You are supposed to make sure that no discrimination is going on. 

Francisco Da Costa, noted that the Director acknowledged that the responsible parties aren't 
taking care of the dust and toxins in the air. These issues need to be addressed as the asthma risk 
is huge in the community. The community shouldn't be penalized. The dust needs to be better 
controlled. He has appreciated staffs efforts so far. 

Andrew Bozeman stated that the Bay View is very sunny so water disappears quickly. The piles 
should be covered. The companies that are hiring people are only using them for a few months 
before they fire them. Staff should look at how many hours people have worked. He sees plenty 
of African Americans as flagmen but his community is capable of more than that. There's a bait 
and switch game going on. 



Eushane Buie is a single, African American mom who lives in the Bay View. The fliers that we 
receive in the mail don't jibe with what we see on the street. African Americans are only being 
employed as flagmen. The figures provided are a lie. Nothing has been done. 

Chairman Flynn noted that the board is not taking action on this matter and that Mr. Burns will 
follow up on the issues raised. Director Vaughns echoed the Chairman's remarks and asked staff 
to assure the board that the numbers are valid. 

12. Public hearing on Muni's Draft FY2004 Short Range Transit Plan. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report.) 

No public comment. 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute the TransLink Interagency Participation Agreement 
between Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, Golden Gate Bridge Highway and 
Transportation District, BART, S.F. Municipal Transportation Agency, San Mateo County 
Transit District, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, and the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
agreement.) 

(This item was continued to the next board meeting.) 

14. Reserving the paid areas in Municipal Railway stations exclusively for their primary purpose 
of providing Muni passengers with safe access to and from Muni vehicles; urging the Director to 
revoke any permits that allow First Amendment activity in paid areas and to reissue such permits 
to allow for these activities only in unpaid areas and urging the Director to prepare any needed 
regulations for use of unpaid areas for First Amendment activity. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-133 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

NAYES - Casey 

15. Fixing the wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 9163 as $24.8150 per hour for 
Operators and $15.6247 per hour for Operator Trainees effective July 1, 2003; and $25.4450 per 
hour for Operators and $16.0216 for Operator Trainees effective January 31, 2004, retroactive to 
July 1, 2003. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and wage certification.) 



No public comment. 
RESOLUTION 03-134 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 
RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 5:17 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Vince Harris, DGM, Construction 
Rob Stone, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 



City and County of San Francisco Administrative Proceeding For Debarment against 
Dennis J. Amoroso Construction Co., Inc., and related claims in the City and County of 
San Francisco Cross-Claim in the action entitled Edward W. Scott Electric Co., Inc. v. 
Dennis J. Amoroso Construction Co., Inc., Napa County Superior Court No. 26-21061 
(MTA to receive $150,000; Amoroso to voluntarily refrain from bidding on City 
contracts for five years). 

RESOLUTION 03-135 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 5:23 p.m. 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss Amoroso case with the 
city attorney. The board voted unanimously to settle the case. 

17. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:23 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 




Loberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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And Parking Authority 



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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRAN CISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
B(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21-Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 7 1-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-August 5, 2003 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-Quarterly Report on Key Capital Projects 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Carlos Gutierrez- Ancieto/Estate of C. Murillo, Superior Ct. #41 1963, filed on 8/28/02 
for $2,500 (DPT) 

B. Ping Oi Ng, Unlitigated Claim #03-0201 1, filed on 12/19/02 for $9,194.98 

C. Saleem Shaikh, Unlitigated Claim #0302876, filed on 3/3/03 for $9,250 

D. Barbara Joyce, Superior Ct. #419852, filed on 4/28/03 for $10,000 

E. Estate of Po Ying Tarn, Superior Ct. #4071 18, filed on 4/24/02 for 12,000 (DPT) 

F. Underground Construction/ Ashby's Evacuation, Superior Ct. #405418, filed on 3/8/02 for 
$15,00 (City to receive) 

G. Leonida Gementara, Superior Ct. #CGC01402395, filed on 12/14/01 for $18,000 
H. Aya Egawa/Paul Hough, Superior Ct. #407877, filed on 5/12/02 for $20,000 

I. Marianne Kahn, Superior Ct. #324705, filed on 9/20/01 for $25,000 
J. David Oviedo, Superior Ct. #412690, filed on 9/18/02 for $55,000 

(10.2) Authorizing the Director to execute and file an application for FTA Section 5307 and STP 
program funding with DOT for capital assistance for high priority Muni projects and authorizing 
the Director to accept, and expend $48,094,526 in FTA Section 5307 and STP capital assistance 
for the following Municipal Railway projects: Cable Car Infrastructure Rehabilitation; Trans Bay 
Terminal; MUNI Rail Replacement; Paratransit Assistance; Overhead Lines Reconstruction; 
Trolley Coach Replacement; Motor Coach Replacement; Preventive Maintenance; Cable Car 
Vehicle Rehabilitation; Radio Replacement. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to execute the Participation Agreement, Head Lease, Sublease and 
related Agreements required to close a Leveraged Lease financing involving up to 21 Breda Light 
Rail Vehicles; authorizing the Director to purchase U.S. Treasury or U.S. Agency Securities to 
fund the equity defeasance or solicit bids for and enter into a Guaranteed Investment Contract; 
and authorizing the Director to select an Equity Payment Undertaker. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, list of agreements and financial plan.) 

12. Authorizing the Director to issue an Information Memorandum in connection with a 
leveraged lease-leaseback transaction involving Muni's diesel buses and electric trolley coaches. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

13. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1 187, No. 6 Parnassus/No. 7 Haight Trolley 
Overhead Reconstruction, to Kingston Constructors for a total contract amount of $9,430,606. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 



CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Irene Balibrera, Superior Ct. #400304, filed on 10/17/01 for $122,500 
ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action maybe required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

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REGULAR MEETDSfG 
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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
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PUBLIC LIBRARY 



CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTFNG DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 ( arlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-August 5, 2003 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-Quarterly Report on Key Capital Projects 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Allstate Ins., Superior Ct. #400255, filed on 10/15/01 for $1,375 

B. Carlos Gutierrez- Ancieto/Estate of C. Murillo, Superior Ct. #41 1963, filed on 8/28/02 
for $2,500 (DPT) 

C. Habiba LeCour, Superior Ct. #412751, filed on 9/19/02 for $2,500 

D. Farmers Ins./Wayne San Martin, Unlitigated Claim #0400052, filed on 7/7/03 for $6,874.68 

E. Ping Oi Ng, Unlitigated Claim #03-0201 1, filed on 12/19/02 for $9,194.98 

F. Saleem Shaikh, Unlitigated Claim #0302876, filed on 3/3/03 for $9,250 

G. Barbara Joyce, Superior Ct. #419852, filed on 4/28/03 for $10,000 

H. Estate of Po Ying Tarn, Superior Ct. #4071 18, filed on 4/24/02 for 12,000 (DPT) 

I. Underground Construction/ Ashby's Evacuation, Superior Ct. #405418, filed on 3/8/02 for 

$15,00 (City to receive) 
J. Leonida Gementara, Superior Ct. #CGC01402395, filed on 12/14/01 for $18,000 
K. Aya Egawa/Paul Hough, Superior Ct. #407877, filed on 5/12/02 for $20,000 
L. Marianne Kahn, Superior Ct. #324705, filed on 9/20/01 for $25,000 
M. David Oviedo, Superior Ct. #412690, filed on 9/18/02 for $55,000 

(10.2) Authorizing the Director to execute and file an application for FTA Section 5307 and STP 
program funding with DOT for capital assistance for high priority Muni projects and authorizing 
the Director to accept, and expend $48,094,526 in FTA Section 5307 and STP capital assistance 
for the following Municipal Railway projects: Cable Car Infrastructure Rehabilitation; Trans Bay 
Terminal; MUNI Rail Replacement; Paratransit Assistance; Overhead Lines Reconstruction; 
Trolley Coach Replacement; Motor Coach Replacement; Preventive Maintenance; Cable Car 
Vehicle Rehabilitation; Radio Replacement. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend funds in the amount of $524,957 from a 
Federal Highway Administration cooperative agreement to improve pedestrian safety. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $326,512 in Federal Capital 
assistance from FTA Section 5309 grant funds toward the purchase of new Light Rail Vehicle's. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $199,203 in California Office of 
Traffic Safety funds to work with school groups to institute a comprehensive program of 
education, outreach, and enforcement to address traffic safety concerns around elementary 
schools. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to execute Modification No. 3 to Contract CS-1 13 with 
Cornerstone Concilium/Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas, extending the term of the 
contract by one year to September 9, 2004, without an increase in the contract amount (MUNI) 



(10.7) Authorizing the Director to amend the agreement with Alta Planning + Design to prepare a 
Bicycle Plan Update and Bicycle Pavement Arrow Study for an amount not to exceed $295,000, 
with a term ending June 30, 2004. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
contract and amendment.) (DPT) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Authorizing the Director to execute the TransLink Interagency Participation Agreement 
between Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, Golden Gate Bridge Highway and 
Transportation District, BART, S.F. Municipal Transportation Agency, San Mateo County 
Transit District, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, and the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
agreement.) 

(This item was continued from the August 5 meeting.) 

12. Authorizing the Director to execute the Participation Agreement, Head Lease, Sublease and 
related Agreements required to close a Leveraged Lease financing involving up to 21 Breda Light 
Rail Vehicles; authorizing the Director to purchase U.S. Treasury or U.S. Agency Securities to 
fund the equity defeasance or solicit bids for and enter into a Guaranteed Investment Contract; 
and authorizing the Director to select an Equity Payment Undertaker. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, list of agreements and financial plan.) 

13. Authorizing the Director to issue an Information Memorandum in connection with a 
leveraged lease-leaseback transaction involving Muni's diesel buses and electric trolley coaches. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

14. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1 187, No. 6 Parnassus/No. 7 Haight Trolley 
Overhead Reconstruction, to Kingston Constructors for a total contract amount of $9,430,606. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

15. Authorizing the award of Department of Public Works Contract No. 0435 J: Contract 28-29 - 
Traffic Signal Modification to King C. Electric, for a total contract amount of $791,777. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 



CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Irene Balibrera, Superior Ct. #400304, filed on 10/17/01 for $122,500 

(4.2) Michael Littlewood, Superior Ct. #400402, filed on 10/10/01 for $145,000 
ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

17. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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MINUTES 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Din 

Mike Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:15 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the August 5, 2003 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Director Casey asked about correspondence received from Supervisor Dufty asking for feedback 
about Supervisor Gonzalez's resolution about political ads on buses. He understands that no 
action is being considered at this time but wondered what staff was doing about it. Director 
Burns noted that staff is in the process of developing a policy on advertising that they will bring 
to the MTA for approval in November. Chairman Flynn stated that Muni has a current 
advertising contract in place by which we need to abide. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

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-Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-Quarterly Report on Key Capital Projects 
-Ongoing Activities 

Michael Burns welcomed Director Din to the MTA. 

The Special Recognition Award is continued to next meeting. 

The first Muni fare increase in 10 years went into effect on September 1, following an extensive 
public relations campaign including three TV commercials, signs, stickers, billboards and press 
releases. The information was also provided information to all Muni Fare Pass and Paratransit 
Vendors, other Bay Area transit agencies and community stakeholders. Announcements were 
made on the Jumbotrons during the ballgames at PacBell and Candlestick. Service quality teams 
were at major locations all last week to inform our riders of the fare change and to answer any 
questions. 

Internally, adjustments were made as well including the recalibration of fare gates and boxes and 
ticket vending machines, reconfiguration of change machines and installing new fare decals and 
stickers. 

The San Francisco 49er Football Team is scheduled to play ten home games this season, 2 pre- 
season and 8 regular season games. In support of the games MUNI provides 60 coaches pre 
game and 70-post game. The increase in post game coaches is due to ongoing construction on 
Third Street. 

Approximately 30 Parking Control Officers have been assigned to help facilitate traffic movement in 
and around Candlestick Park during 49'er games. In addition, DPT has been working closely with the 
Candlestick Point/Bayview Heights Neighborhood Committee to address neighborhood concerns 
related to events at Candlestick Park. DPT is in the process of implementing several improvements in 
this area to minimize the impact on the neighbors including: installation of easier to read and more 
visible signs alerting neighbors and the public of parking restrictions and to discourage attendees from 
parking in the neighborhood on game days; installation of additional stop signs and street markings to 
improve safety and working with the 49'ers to have messages displayed on Jumbotron discouraging 
attendees from parking in the neighborhoods. There have been no incidents reported during the pre- 
season games. 

There is nothing new to report on Third Street and all our other projects are proceeding as 
planned. 

Muni has received word that San Francisco Beautiful, a civic organization, which has been 
awarding initiatives for over 35 years, will give them an award in October. The award is for 
Muni's efforts to significantly enhance the character and urban streetscape along the major 
commercial artery of the Ocean Avenue neighborhood and corridor. This started out as a basic 
infrastructure project to replace Muni's overhead wire and wire. It turned into a renaissance 



project for the corridor, which provided additional amenities, including undergrounding of 
PG&E's wires; sidewalk bulb outs; other decorative and street lights; palm trees; and new street 
paving. It's a better project due to the collaboration between many neighborhood organizations, 
DPW, DPT, the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power, the Water department and PG&E; 

Director Burns introduced Fred Stephens, General Manager who presented the FY03 4 th Quarter 
Service Standards. Director Burns noted that this fiscal year was a year of plateaus and Muni 
didn't achieve some of its goals due to the budget. Muni staff is working on initiatives to meet 
the extremely challenging measures in Prop E. General Manager Stephens highlighted key 
indicators. On-time performance fell short of the 75% goal. The largest obstacle to meeting this 
goal is vehicles that run ahead of schedule. This is a long-standing problem and with TWU's 
support, Muni is urging operators to not leave the terminals early. 

In response to a question about crime, Robert Hertan, Director of Muni Security noted that crime 
is down due to a cooperative effort with district captains and commanders and a school resource 
officer program. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, welcomed Wil Din to the MTA board. He presented a number 
of recommendations including endorsement of the Translink program in concept and changing 
fare gates in the Metro to not accept tokens. He also reviewed the CAC's recommended changes 
to the Short Range Transit Plan. The CAC supports the designation of all lines as "proof of 
payment" lines. He also commented that the board will be hearing some feedback about parking 
garage rates and reminded the board that when the CAC agreed to support the budget, they did so 
because it was balanced between cars and buses. The budget was comprised of many difficult 
decisions but it did represent a balance between various interests. 

9. Public Comment 

Bob Planthold spoke about the lack of station agent hiring which is a safety concern. He thinks 
that Muni is being penny wise and pound foolish about staffing station agent booths as it is an 
increased safety hazard which in the end won't save any money. 

Barry Taranto welcomed Director Din on behalf of the cab drivers. He thanked Mr. Howard for 
help with enforcement around the Hilton hotel and appreciates the cooperation for the betterment 
of the city. He also thanked Steve Patrinick for his work on bus zones. He noted that the Taxi 
Commission is starting to look at the ramped taxi issue but Muni needs to get involved to force 
companies to cooperate. 

Richard Rothman noted that tokens aren't available in the Treasurers office. He works at SF 
General Hospital and didn't receive advance notice of the parking rate increase. He added that 
this garage isn't in a shopping center but is located next to a public hospital in a neighborhood. 
He called the rate increase exorbitant and urged Muni to bring the 47-line back to the area, as he 



won't ride the 9-San Bruno. He also suggested shuttle service from Market and Van Ness and 
that staff should go after SB 1732 monies. He encouraged staff to put the rate increase on hold 
until there was a chance for "meet and confer" with the unions. 

Ed Kinchley, SEIU, asked the board to reconsider the parking rates at SF General. Employees 
took a pay cut this year to help the city's budget deficit and now they are told, months later and 
without prior notice, that rates were being increased at a percent unequal to anywhere else in the 
city. The rate was originally set to equal the cost of a Muni Fast pass and raising it to $65 is 
ludicrous. Nobody at the Hospital or at the Department of Public Health knew it was being 
considered. 

Director Black asked about SB 1732 monies. Mr. Kinchley stated that every year the state has 
been invoiced but no money has been collected. Director Black asked staff to look into it. 

Kim Tavaglione, Local 250 that represents employees at SF General, noted that the hospital is a 
24/7 operation and exists to take care of people. Employees can't take BART because it doesn't 
operate before the shift change which forces people to drive to work. This is another increase on 
top of the employee retirement system contribution. The notification process was botched. 
There should be a moratorium on the fare increase pending further discussions and public 
hearings. 

Giuliana Milanese, represents nurses at SF General commented that many nurses commute from 
other counties where public transportation isn't good. Work at the hospital is one of the hardest 
jobs in San Francisco but people but hang in because of their commitment to people who are 
uninsured. She urged the board to implement a moratorium and give health care workers a break 

Jane Goldman, staff development coordinator at SF General has worked there for 23 years. 
Nurses make about $22 per hour and can't afford to live in the city. Public transportation doesn't 
work to the hospital. Laundry workers and x-ray technicians don't make huge wages either and 
they are already giving back 7.5%. Keep the old rates or at least implement a sliding scale. 

Bill Barns, aide to Supervisor Chris Daly, urged the board to reconsider and reduce the rates at 
the garage. He read a letter from Supervisor Daly about the need to provide safe and accessible 
parking for people who operate this critical program. He urged staff to go after SB 1732 monies 
and encouraged the board to revisit the rate structure. The Supervisor is open to working with 
the Agency to identify other revenue to offset the revenue from this rate increase. 

Director Black thanked people for appearing. She would like staff to look into this as something 
terrible has happened. 

Director McCray asked Ron Szeto to provide some information about SB 1732 Ron Szeto, 
Acting Director, Parking Authority, has been working with the hospital to get money from the 
state for construction costs. They have submitted these costs to the state but they have had to 
start over several times due to new personnel at the state levels. Approximately 50% of the costs 

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above the debt service is available for reimbursement which totals about 1 million. DPT is 
currently paying the debt service now. 

Director Casey asked about the impact of reconsidering the rate increase and what impact it 
would have on the budget. Director Burns stated that the amount of money the increase raises is 
approximately $700,00 and staff would have to find other revenue to fill the gap in the budget. 
The item would be brought back to the board for approval. 

Chairman Flynn reminded the board that the increase in parking garage fees was made in 
conjunction with keeping senior fares low. He added that the budget was publicized in the 
fashion proscribed by law and takes umbrage with the comments that people weren't notified. 
The budget wasn't done behind closed doors, and the union representatives on the board fought 
hard. 

Director Casey would like to think that somehow we could find less than $500,000 in some area 
without pitting seniors and students against health care workers. He asked staff to look for 
alternatives because the unions won't let this alone. 

Chairman Flynn noted that the new rate was currently in effect and would stay in effect until the 
board takes an action. Director Burns stated that the budget is under tremendous pressure and the 
opportunity may be in looking at other revenue sources. Other sources could include state 
money, which we are now subsidizing but he has zero confidence that we'll get money out of the 
state given their deficit. His first look will be to other revenue sources. While the amount may 
not sound like a lot, it is fairly clear that there isn't a lot of room in the budget. 

Director Vaughns stated that everyone needs to get real because when the board looked at the 
statistics, it was shown that the parking garage rate at SF General was substantially less than at 
any other garage. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Allstate Ins., Superior Ct. #400255, filed on 10/15/01 for $1,375 

B. Carlos Gutierrez- Ancieto/Estate of C. Murillo, Superior Ct. #41 1963, filed on 8/28/02 
for $2,500 (DPT) 

C. Habiba LeCour, Superior Ct. #412751, filed on 9/19/02 for $2,500 

D. Farmers Ins./Wayne San Martin, Unlitigated Claim #0400052, filed on 7/7/03 for $6,874.68 

E. Ping Oi Ng, Unlitigated Claim #03-0201 1, filed on 12/19/02 for $9,194.98 

F. Saleem Shaikh, Unlitigated Claim #0302876, filed on 3/3/03 for $9,250 

G. Barbara Joyce, Superior Ct. #419852, filed on 4/28/03 for $10,000 

H. Estate of Po Ying Tarn, Superior Ct. #4071 18, filed on 4/24/02 for 12,000 (DPT) 

I. Underground Construction/ Ashby's Evacuation, Superior Ct. #405418, filed on 3/8/02 for 

$15,00 (City to receive) 
J. Leonida Gementara, Superior Ct. #CGC01402395, filed on 12/14/01 for $18,000 
K. Aya Egawa/Paul Hough, Superior Ct. #407877, filed on 5/12/02 for $20,000 
L. Marianne Kahn, Superior Ct. #324705, filed on 9/20/01 for $25,000 
M. David Oviedo, Superior Ct. #412690, filed on 9/18/02 for $55,000 

RESOLUTION 03-136 

(10.2) Authorizing the Director to execute and file an application for FTA Section 5307 and STP 
program funding with DOT for capital assistance for high priority Muni projects and authorizing 
the Director to accept, and expend $48,094,526 in FTA Section 5307 and STP capital assistance 
for the following Municipal Railway projects: Cable Car Infrastructure Rehabilitation; Trans Bay 
Terminal; MUNI Rail Replacement; Paratransit Assistance; Overhead Lines Reconstruction; 
Trolley Coach Replacement; Motor Coach Replacement; Preventive Maintenance; Cable Car 
Vehicle Rehabilitation; Radio Replacement. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-137 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend funds in the amount of $524,957 from a 
Federal Highway Administration cooperative agreement to improve pedestrian safety. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-138 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $326,512 in Federal Capital 
assistance from FTA Section 5309 grant funds toward the purchase of new Light Rail Vehicle's. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-139 



(10.5) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $199,203 in California Office of 
Traffic Safety funds to work with school groups to institute a comprehensive program of 
education, outreach, and enforcement to address traffic safety concerns around elementary 
schools. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-140 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to execute Modification No. 3 to Contract CS-1 13 with 
Cornerstone Concilium/Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas, extending the term of the 
contract by one year to September 9, 2004, without an increase in the contract amount (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-141 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to amend the agreement with Alta Planning + Design to prepare a 
Bicycle Plan Update and Bicycle Pavement Arrow Study for an amount not to exceed $295,000, 
with a term ending June 30, 2004. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
contract and amendment.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-142 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to execute the TransLink Interagency Participation Agreement 
between Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, Golden Gate Bridge Highway and 
Transportation District, BART, S.F. Municipal Transportation Agency, San Mateo County 
Transit District, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, and the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
agreement.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Edward Mason is fine with the project in concept but wondered about the inclusion of the BART 
plus program in the final program. He noted that this program isn't revenue neutral and 
wondered how many Muni riders will use it and how it will contribute to Muni's growth. He 
thinks it's nice to have the feature but wonders if can we afford it. The BART board has asked 
for stronger language because of issues with a subcontractor. The VTA is cautiously endorsing 



it. He thinks that it's time to consider a combined regional transit agency rather than multiple 
fare structures with agencies fighting for the money. 

Director Burns stated that system is used in Hong Kong and Chicago and a similar type of system 
is being rolled out in DC. Once the system is up and running, all operators will be responsible 
for part of the operating costs, something that has been clear from the start. He has a high level 
of confidence that the efficiencies to be gained will offset costs. This is Muni's fare collection 
modernization program and will allow us to go to full "proof of payment" on all bus lines. 

Some issues have been brought up recently about the subcontractor. The contract for this project 
is between MTC and Motorola with Motorola holding the performance bond. There is little risk 
for the MTA and there have been no problems with the subcontractor during Phase 1 . 
Establishing a consortium will allow the regional operators input and control over the 
management of the system. Director Burns estimates that the cost will be $3 million per year 
prior to netting out any increased revenues and other efficiencies. 

RESOLUTION 03-143 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

12. Authorizing the Director to execute the Participation Agreement, Head Lease, Sublease and 
related Agreements required to close a Leveraged Lease financing involving up to 2 1 Breda Light 
Rail Vehicles; authorizing the Director to purchase U.S. Treasury or U.S. Agency Securities to 
fund the equity defeasance or solicit bids for and enter into a Guaranteed Investment Contract; 
and authorizing the Director to select an Equity Payment Undertaker. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, list of agreements and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-144 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

13. Authorizing the Director to issue an Information Memorandum in connection with a 
leveraged lease-leaseback transaction involving Muni's diesel buses and electric trolley coaches. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-145 



On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

14. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR- 1 187, No. 6 Parnassus/No. 7 Haight Trolley 
Overhead Reconstruction, to Kingston Constructors for a total contract amount of $9,430,606. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-146 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

15. Authorizing the award of Department of Public Works Contract No. 0435J: Contract 28-29 
Traffic Signal Modification to King C. Electric, for a total contract amount of $791,777. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-147 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 6:14 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
WilDin 



H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Fred Stephens, General Manager 
Mike Hursh, DGM, Maintenance 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Irene Balibrera, Superior Ct. #400304, filed on 10/17/01 for $122,500 
RESOLUTION 03-148 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

(4.2) Michael Littiewood, Superior Ct. #400402, filed on 10/10/01 for $145,000 
RESOLUTION 03-149 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:27 p.m. 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

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Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss the Balibrera and 
Littlewood cases with the city attorney. The board voted unanimously to settle the cases. 

1 7. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:28 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



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Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Dm 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Bums 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Gerald Norman 
DEPUTY DIRECTOR 
DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAl 



FFIC 



Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 



'* 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN PRANCISCC 
»(415) 554-6A96 FAX (415) 554-41 



-CA- 94102-4524 
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INI 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
SEP 1 2 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-ljaraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-FuJton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible cuibside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon Request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copjing at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www, snnuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 



The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone 
producing electronic devices. 



electronic devices are 
the removal from the meeting 
pager, or other similar sound- 



KNO W YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, Teaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations arc conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtainj a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, of in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francesco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on die city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 



1. Call to Order 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 



2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices duiring the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 
-September 2, 2003 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-2003 DPT Employee and Muni Employee and Rider surveys 

-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that ire within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 



THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334 



TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
3Y THE DIRECTOR OF 

EXPLANATORY 

ITEMS ARE 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, aire 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unles? 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed fro|m 
considered as a separate item. 



considered to be routine by 
by a single vote of the 
a member of the Board or the 
the Consent Calendar and 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



on 



A. Bella Rubin, Unlitigated Claim #0304229, filed on 6/23/C 3 

B. Patricia Lavalier, Superior Ct. #402991, filed on 12/31/01 
C- Mercedes Quiteno, Unlitigated Claim #0300487, filed on 

D. Corinne Whetstone, Superior Ct. #CGC024 11907, filed 

E. Maria Medina, Superior Ct. #3 18677, filed on 2/6/02 for 
Terry Quinn/Sean McCIendon, Superior Ct. #3 1 8060, 
Yuh Lian Wei, Superior Ct. #403495, filed on 1/16/02 for 
Kevin Partee, Superior Ct #400161, filed on 1/8/03 for 
Ted Berlin, Superior Ct. 4061 19, filed on 3/28/02 for $65 



F. 
G 
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I. 



filed 



$5o 



(10.2) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept, and expend 
Revenues for Muni's Cable Car Vehicle Renovation, Rail Repl 
and Motor Coach Replacement projects. (Explanatory document^ 
resolution.) (MUNI) 



for $6,800 
for $9,000 
8/7/02 for $13,000 

12/14/01 for $20,000 
£24,386 

on 1/12/00 for $27,100 
$30,000 

,000 
000 



$4. 



,663,431 of Bridge Toll Net 
clement, Overhead Rehabilitation 
include a staff report and 



(10.3) Authorizing the Director to execute Modification No. 3 to the contract with LabOne Inc., 
for laboratory drug testing services, to increase the contract by $6,000 for a total contract amount 
not to exceed $97,000, and to extend the term of the contract through November 30, 2003. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract modification.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

11. Approve the implementation of validation programs and garage rate adjustments at the Fifth 
and Mission, 16^ and Hoff, North Beach, Vallejo Street, Portsmouth Square, St. Mary's Square 
and Japan Center Garages. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
proposed rate changes.) 



12. Approving the management agreement with DAJA, Inc. for tie 
Center Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 



13. Authorizing the Uptown Parking Corporation to expend fundi i 
$400,000, from the Sutter-Stockton capital account for the partial 
the Union Square Plaza and Garage for fiscal year 2003-2004. (Explanatory 
staff report and resolution.) 



PARKING AUTHORITY 

14. Approving the proposed garage rate adjustments to the Performing 
Garages. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 



management of the Moscone 
and contract,) 



in an amount not to exceed 
payment of the renovation of 
documents include a 



Arts and Polk-Bush 
and proposed rate changes.) 



MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

15. Adopting the FY2004-FY2023 Short Range Transit Plan, 
staff report, resolution, plan and summary of changes.) 



(Explanatory documents include a 



16. Authorizing the Director to award a three-year contract to Michael 
Back Strengthening and Wellness Services for an amount not to 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and cohjract.) 



K. Leary, P.T., Inc for 
exceed $250,000 per year. 



ADJOURN 



has asked us to remind 



The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and w<b site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

<$ MINUTES 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT - 2 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Din 

Mike Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
»(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




AH FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING a TRAFFIC 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Mike Casey 

James McCray, Jr. 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the September 2, 2003 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Casey, Kasolas, McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 

The board secretary announced that Item 11, establishing parking validation programs and 
adjusting rates for certain garages, had been continued to a future meeting at the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-2003 DPT Employee and Muni Employee and Rider surveys 

1 



-Ongoing Activities 

Michael Bums introduced Barry Chown as the recipient of the September Special Recognition 
Award. Marge Savo, a rider on 39 Coit line wrote to Muni about him, calling him a class act, 
articulate, courteous, and helpful to tourists and seniors. Mr. Chown has been with Muni since 
1999, and has received many commendations. In one month alone he received 5 separate 
commendations. Mr. Chown is honored and surprised to receive the award. Chairman Flynn 
expressed his appreciation on behalf of the board, adding that he should be training others. 

The CPUC Rail Safety Audit, required by the FTA has been released. The CPUC made 15 
recommendations, mostly minor, with Muni having completed 10 already. They have developed 
corrective actions on the remaining 5. This audit was a substantial improvement over last audit 
and is a tribute all employees. 

It was a busy weekend for Muni and DPT with baseball games on both days and a bike race on 
Sunday. Over 135 PCO's worked on Sunday. There were no major incidents. Also on Sunday, 
the Secretary of Transportation presented a check to Muni for the building of Islais Creek. 

DPT staff is testing nine traffic calming circles on Page street and two on Waller, hoping these 
measures will improve air quality by reducing "stop and go" traffic. The Bay Area Air Quality 
Management District has funded these temporary stops. Residents who live nearby will receive 
ballots so they can choose to keep them or not. DPT is still evaluating program and will return to 
the board with the trial results and the vote of neighborhood.. 

David Binder presented the Muni Employee and Rider Surveys. Employee job satisfaction is 
slightly down from last year but given the economic downturn and the city's budget difficulties, 
79% is a good number. Overall the results are similar to previous years' surveys. 96% of the 
employees value their job and 66% feel they have a good relationship with their supervisor and 
feel appreciated. 

Over 400 residents were interviewed in english, Spanish, or cantonese. The results are startling 
in a positive way, showing two straight years of strong improvement in rider satisfaction. People 
are noticing improvements in vehicles and unlike past surveys, didn't offer other improvements 
that Muni could make. Only 8% said service was poor. Two out of every three riders are happy 
with Muni's current service. 

Mr. Binder noted that this strong increase in satisfaction is contrary to trends at other transit 
properties. In general there is less public confidence in public services so seeing an increase in 
satisfaction is somewhat rare. 

Gerry Norman, Deputy Director, Department of Parking and Traffic, presented the first DPT 
employee survey. He is pleased that 28% of all full-time employees responded with 85% of the 
respondents saying they are proud of the work they are doing. 63% are satisfied with their jobs. 
Based on the survey they have set some realistic goals to improve communications within the 



department. They will be conducting the survey on an annual basis. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, stated that the Council had reconsidered their recommendation 
about double-deck buses based on MAAC's advice and concerns about accessibility. Cable car 
staff should be trained to direct people to substitute buses when the cable cars are down because 
tourists aren't clear about where to go. The CAC recommends that the transfer policy for cable 
cars be revisited. 

Peter Straus commented that Muni remains interested in double deck buses as a possibility in San 
Francisco because they use less street space than an articulated trolley. Muni is keeping the door 
open for the possibility of double deck buses and won't preclude that possibility in the design for 
Islais Creek. 

9. Public Comment 

Barry Taranto agrees with Mr. Norman about the need to revamp 1380 Howard St. He thinks 
that any sting operation against scrip violators should include the people who are selling it. He 
called attention to the need for enforcement of a white zone at the Omni Hotel and to illegal cars 
parked in Plum Alley. 

Roger Bazeley commended employees for helping to improve school safety. He stated that cable 
car uniforms aren't visible at night and there needs to be more signals to stop tourists from 
stepping blindly into traffic. He added that more ladder crosswalks are needed around schools 
and there is a safety issue at the 5 and Mission garage. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. Bella Rubin, Unlitigated Claim #0304229, filed on 6/23/03 for $6,800 

B. Patricia Lavalier, Superior Ct. #402991, filed on 12/31/01 for $9,000 

C. Mercedes Quiteno, Unlitigated Claim #0300487, filed on 8/7/02 for $13,000 

D. Corinne Whetstone, Superior Ct. #CGC02411907, filed on 12/14/01 for $20,000 

E. Maria Medina, Superior Ct. #3 1 8677, filed on 2/6/02 for $24,386 

F. Terry Quinn/Sean McClendon, Superior Ct. #318060, filed on 1/12/00 for $27,100 

G. Yuh Lian Wei, Superior Ct. #403495, filed on 1/16/02 for $30,000 
H. Kevin Partee, Superior Ct. #400161, filed on 1/8/03 for $50,000 

I. Ted Berlin, Superior Ct. 4061 19, filed on 3/28/02 for $65,000 

RESOLUTION 03-150 

(10.2) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept, and expend $4,663,43 1 of Bridge Toll Net 
Revenues for Muni's Cable Car Vehicle Renovation, Rail Replacement, Overhead Rehabilitation 
and Motor Coach Replacement projects. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-151 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to execute Modification No. 3 to the contract with LabOne Inc., 
for laboratory drug testing services, to increase the contract by $6,000 for a total contract amount 
not to exceed $97,000, and to extend the term of the contract through November 30, 2003. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract modification.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-152 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Flynn, Kasolas and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Casey and McCray 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

11. Approve the implementation of validation programs and garage rate adjustments at the Fifth 
and Mission, 16 th and Hoff, North Beach, Vallejo Street, Portsmouth Square, St. Mary's Square 
and Japan Center Garages. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
proposed rate changes.) 

This item was removed from the agenda and continued to the next meeting at the request of staff. 

4 



No public comment. 

12. Approving the management agreement with DAJA, Inc. for the management of the Moscone 
Center Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

RESOLUTION 03-153 

No public comment. 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Flynn, Kasolas and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Casey and McCray 

13. Authorizing the Uptown Parking Corporation to expend funds in an amount not to exceed 
$400,000, from the Sutter-Stockton capital account for the partial payment of the renovation of 
the Union Square Plaza and Garage for fiscal year 2003-2004. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 03-154 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Flynn, Kasolas and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Casey and McCray 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

14. Approving the proposed garage rate adjustments to the Performing Arts and Polk-Bush 
Garages. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and proposed rate changes.) 

RESOLUTION 03-155 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Flynn, Kasolas and Vaughns 



ABSENT - Casey and McCray 
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

15. Adopting the FY2004-FY2023 Short Range Transit Plan. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution, plan and summary of changes.) 

RESOLUTION 03-156 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Flynn, Kasolas and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Casey and McCray 

16. Authorizing the Director to award a three-year contract to Michael K. Leary, P.T., Inc for 
Back Strengthening and Wellness Services for an amount not to exceed $250,000 per year. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

RESOLUTION 03-157 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Flynn, Kasolas and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Casey and McCray 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:08 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



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Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 




-Municipal Transportation Agency 
And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

^NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT - 2 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 
Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Dm 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN F RANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
»(415) 554-6896 FAX (4 15)554-4143 




FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

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Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-September 16, 2003 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Ventura Gawat, Unlitigated Claim #0400365, filed on 8/5/03 for $5,713.05 

B. PG&E, Unlitigated Claim #0303189, filed on 3/18/03 for $8,840.94 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. MUNI, 27-BRYANT STREET BUS, ROUTE CHANGE - ESTABLISH The new route 
will begin at the current Cesar Chavez /Mission Streets Terminal/Bus Stop and end at the 
26th and Mission Streets Bus Stop. The 27-Bryant bus will proceed two blocks 
westbound on Cesar Chavez Street to Valencia Street, one block northbound on Valencia 
Street to 26 th Street, and two blocks eastbound on 26 th Street to Mission Street. 

B. MUNI BUS ZONE AND TERMINAL - ESTABLISH Cesar Chavez Street, north side, 
from 44 feet to 174 feet west of Mission Street (removes six 1-hour metered parking 
spaces). 

C. MUNI BUS ZONE AND TERMINAL - RESCIND Cesar Chavez Street, north side, 
from Mission Street to a point 95 feet easterly. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to revise the route of Line 27-Bryant to establish a new southern 
terminal for the line in the area of Mission and Cesar Chavez streets to address traffic safety 
concerns. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and map.) (MUNI) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to execute and file an application for $4,918,393 in TEA 21 
Section 5309 capital assistance for Islais Creek Design and Construction and Security-Related 
Activities. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to execute and file an application for $1,475,374 of TEA 21 
Section 5309 New Starts program funding with the Department of Transportation for the Third 
Street-Phase II, Central Subway Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Designating all Municipal Railway lines (except Cable Car lines) as "Proof-of-Payment" 
lines, effective on a date to be determined by the Director of Transportation. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) 



12. Approving Amendment No. 3 to the Paratransit Broker Agreement with ATC to increase the 
Paratransit Broker Agreement contract amount by $26,308,656, for a total amount not to exceed 
$92,641,933. (Explanatory documents include a staff report resolution and agreement.) 

13. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1 182R, Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle 
Maintenance and Operations Facility Project, to McCarthy Building Companies, as the lowest 
responsive and responsible bidder, for an estimated total contract amount of $1 10,000,000, with 
initial certification of the contract not to exceed $14,230,790. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report resolution and financial plan.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of^San Francisco 

*g MINUTES 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT 1 7 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Dm 

Mike Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
2(41 5) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




CISCO 



DEPAHTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:07 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the September 16, 2003 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Casey, McCray- absent). 

5. Communications 

The board secretary announced that Item 13, Metro East contract award, had been removed from 
the agenda at the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Director Black asked that the San Francisco General Hospital garage be put on the agenda for the 
next meeting. Director Casey noted that Director Burns was preparing a report and that the item 
could be discussed when the report was ready. He added that Supervisor Daly was pursuing 
funding as well and he looks forward to getting a report from his office. Directors Black and 
Casey are supportive of reviewing the issue. 



7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Director Burns is pleased to announce that October's Special Recognition award goes to Bridget 
Smith, DPT's manager of the Livable Streets Program. Her responsibilities include the 
Pedestrian Program, Traffic Calming, Red Light Photo Enforcement, and School Area Safety. 
She has brought a systematic and thorough approach to improving safety. This year the 
Municipal Fiscal Advisory Committee is honoring her for her excellence in public management. 
Ms. Smith thanked the board. Chairman Flynn extended the congratulations of the Board of 
Directors. 

The 27 th Safe Driver Awards banquet was held on September 27 th with 334 operators recognized 
for driving over 15 years without an avoidable accident. It was an excellent event organized by 
Muni staff and the Joint Labor Management Board. 

Director Vaughns attend the APTA Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, representing the MTA 
on the APTA Board of Directors. She is proving to be integral part of APTA' s board member 
organization. Director Vaughns thanked Director Burns for the opportunity to serve. 

On October 9 the Board is invited to the Mission Steuart Hotel groundbreaking ceremony. This 
is an important development that will dramatically improve the site and provide long term 
financial benefit to Muni. Plans for this project began in 1996. 

Proposition K, the reauthorization of Prop B's V^-cent sales tax will be on the ballot in 
November. The passage of this proposition is very important to both Muni and DPT. Its' most 
important use is as a match for required federal grant funds as there is no other dependable 
source of local funding. 

The City Attorney's office and Muni were recently successful in appealing a judgment in a case 
where a plaintiff fell on board. In the initial trial, the jury found in favor of the plaintiff for 
$357,000. The City appealed and the second jury found in favor of the city. We appreciate the 
work that our attorney's do for us everyday. 

Over the weekend of September 27-28 , the Folsom Street Fair and an anti-occupation march 
kept parking control officers busy, with more than 45 deployed for the street fair. There we no 
incidents to report. With baseball at an end, the MTA now has a solid service plan that provides 
sufficient capacity and good traffic control at a manageable cost. Staff should be proud of the 
work they accomplished throughout the year. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
There was no report made. 



9. Public Comment 

Roger Bazeley thanked DPT for recognizing Ms. Smith. She is a terrific asset. He also thanked 
the garage staff for their rapid assistance in dealing with the safety problem at 5 th and Mission. 
The new buses are safer. Judges are throwing out tickets for jaywalking and speeding near 
schools. There are a number of State Senate and Assembly bills regarding safety that need to be 
supported. More ladder crosswalks are needed throughout the city. 

Barry Taranto also congratulated Bridget Smith. He identified two PCO's that he considers to 
be the rudest people he has ever met. It's important to include accommodations for taxicabs 
when issuing permits for street fairs and events. In addition, street closures need to be better 
publicized. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

1 0. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Ventura Gawat, Unlitigated Claim #0400365, filed on 8/5/03 for $5,713.05 

B. PG&E, Unlitigated Claim #0303189, filed on 3/18/03 for $8,840.94 

RESOLUTION 03-158 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. MUNI, 27-BRYANT STREET BUS, ROUTE CHANGE - ESTABLISH The new route 
will begin at the current Cesar Chavez /Mission Streets Terminal/Bus Stop and end at the 
26th and Mission Streets Bus Stop. The 27-Bryant bus will proceed two blocks 
westbound on Cesar Chavez Street to Valencia Street, one block northbound on Valencia 
Street to 26 th Street, and two blocks eastbound on 26 th Street to Mission Street. 



B. MUNI BUS ZONE AND TERMINAL - ESTABLISH Cesar Chavez Street, north side, 
from 44 feet to 174 feet west of Mission Street (removes six 1-hour metered parking 
spaces). 

C. MUNI BUS ZONE AND TERMINAL - RESCIND Cesar Chavez Street, north side, 
from Mission Street to a point 95 feet easterly. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-159 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to revise the route of Line 27-Bryant to establish a new southern 
terminal for the line in the area of Mission and Cesar Chavez streets to address traffic safety 
concerns. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and map.) (MUNI) 

Items 10.2 and 10.3 were removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Zoee Astrachan is opposed to the proposed reroute as neighbors are trying to clean up the street. 
She presented a petition signed by her neighbors. 26 th Street is an unsafe street and the noise and 
air pollution will increased by adding buses onto the street. 

Andrew Dunbar has similar concerns. The petition outlines their concerns about adding a diesel 
bus line to the street. Salvation Army trucks stop on that street to unload merchandise. These 
trucks will make it difficult for buses to pass. Buses may further congest this street. He asked 
staff to look for other options. 

Patty Kamimoto recently bought a home in that area because of its residential nature. She lives 
two doors down from the Salvation Army, which is already a problem with their loading, 
unloading, and illegal dumping. The street is heavily congested now and is a safety route for fire 
trucks. Adding buses will make it harder to navigate. 

London Davies, is a Bartlett St. resident. Her neighbors think this plan is a terrible idea. Bartlett 
is a residential neighborhood where children play in the street. It's also used as a fire route as 
quick way to get to Mission. Adding buses onto a tiny street isn't a good idea. Salvation Army 
trucks will block them. 

Lori Dahm also commented on the Salvation Army truck loading as an issue. She urged the 
board to look at other ways to reroute the bus. 

Gloria Allen has been working with Muni about the two bus lines in her neighborhood. She lives 
on Jackson between Polk and Van Ness. She said that everyone wants to ride a bus but nobody 
wants buses on the street where they live. Moving the layover terminal to the other end of the 
line is a viable option. She hopes the board will support this compromise solution. 



Kmry Louie, a property manager at Jackson and Van Ness shares the same concerns as the 
previous speakers. He manages a building that provides medical services for seniors and 
children. It's tough to seniors and parents with children to navigate on Jackson Street. It isn't a 
safe situation and he would like Jackson Street to be made safer. 

Ron Mitchell, representing the JLMB, noted that the present stop at Cesar Chavez fits only one 
bus and creates a safety hazard. Staff drove this suggested reroute over 20 times and were only 
held up once during the peak period. ADA access at the new site is much better. 

In reply to a question by Director Kasolas, Peter Straus, Manager, Service Planning stated that in 
addition to the usual notice, staff went door to door with a letter asking people to give them 
feedback about this proposal. He added that there are major safety problems associated with the 
present site including traffic exposure, a narrow sidewalk and the pedestrians' view of traffic 
blocked by a bus. The proposed terminal is between the driveways of a paint store, can fit two 
buses, is not in front of any residence and is much safer. Staff did look at other options but they 
would take the bus too far off route requiring Muni to add additional vehicles. This was the best 
no-cost option. 

Bond Yee, Traffic Engineer, is supportive of Muni's proposal. The current route is not desirable. 
A public hearing, noticed to all residents, was held but only one person who opposed the project 
appeared although several pieces of mail were received. 

Chairman Flynn stated the Boards' responsibility is to make sure that the public gets a chance to 
express their concerns. He doesn't want to risk lives for the convenience of others. 

Director McCray asked for a report in six months report about how the reroute has impacted the 
neighborhood. 

On motion to approve Items 10.2 and 10.3: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

RESOLUTION 03-160 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to execute and file an application for $4,918,393 in TEA 21 
Section 5309 capital assistance for Islais Creek Design and Construction and Security-Related 
Activities. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-161 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to execute and file an application for $1,475,374 of TEA 21 
Section 5309 New Starts program funding with the Department of Transportation for the Third 
Street-Phase II, Central Subway Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 



resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-162 

No public comment 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.2 and 10.3 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Designating all Municipal Railway lines (except Cable Car lines) as "Proof-of-Payment" 
lines, effective on a date to be determined by the Director of Transportation. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

Director Casey asked for an amendment to the resolution to provide increased training and 
equipment for Proof of Payment officers to insure their safety. Director Burns had no objection 
to the amendment. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-163 

On motion to approve as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

12. Approving Amendment No. 3 to the Paratransit Broker Agreement with ATC to increase the 
Paratransit Broker Agreement contract amount by $26,308,656, for a total amount not to exceed 
$92,641,933. (Explanatory documents include a staff report resolution and agreement.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bruce Oka spoke in favor of the amendment. He supports Muni's program wholeheartedly. This 
money is needed to keep Muni out of a deep hole. 

Chairman Flynn asked staff to provide a report to the board about how the program is going. 

RESOLUTION 03-164 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

13. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1182R, Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle 
Maintenance and Operations Facility Project, to McCarthy Building Companies, as the lowest 
responsive and responsible bidder, for an estimated total contract amount of $1 10,000,000, with 
initial certification of the contract not to exceed $14,230,790. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report resolution and financial plan.) 

This item was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:20 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 



The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

^NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT 1 7 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

10-17-03A1T.22 RCVD 



REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
®(41 5) 554-6896 FAX (415)5 54-4 143 




CISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING * TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

1 he Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
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The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
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For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call - 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-October 7, 2003 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. Jonathan Mora, Superior Ct. #321290, filed on 5/14/01 for $5,000 (DPT) 

B. Grace Baking, Unlitigated Claim #0303172, filed on 3/27/03 for $17,502.88 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING-, ESTABLISH 235. Waller Street, between 

the driveways for #235 and #231 Waller Street. 

B. NO PARKING ANYTIME - RESCIND Ellsworth Street, west side, from the south 
property line of 760 Ellsworth Street to the south property line of 764 Ellsworth Street, 
north of Alemany Boulevard 

C. PART-TIME MUNI BUS ZONE, 1 :30 PM to 2:30 PM, SCHOOLDAYS - ESTABLISH 
Girard Street, west side, from 20 feet to 140 feet north of Martin Luther King Middle 
School's south driveway, between Bacon and Burrows Streets. 

D. MUNI BUS ZONES - RESCIND Kearny Street, east side, from to 70 feet north of 
Sacramento Street (70-foot zone, to be replaced by metered loading spaces) 

E. MUNI BUS ZONES - EXTEND Kearny Street, east side, from 75 to 120 feet north of 
California Street (120-foot zone, removes two metered loading spaces) 

F. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 9 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Castro Street, both sides, between 
23rd and Elizabeth Street (1 100 block) and Elizabeth Street, both sides, between Castro 
and Noe Streets (500 block) 

G. ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC DESIGNATION - ESTABLISH Arago Street, 
between Havelock and Paulding Streets 

H. NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Lucky Street, west side, from the north 

property line to the south property line of 2843 Folsom Street (a 25-foot zone across from 

39 Lucky Street). 
I. NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Dolores Street, west side, from 28th Street to 

eight feet northerly. 
J. UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - ESTABLISH Dolores Street, west side, 

from 8 feet to 22 feet north of 28th Street (accommodates 4 unmetered motorcycle 

parking spaces) 
K. TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Harriet Street, east side, from 

Brannan Street to 40 feet southerly 
L. UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - ESTABLISH Hill Street, north side, 

between Valencia and Guerrero Streets in front of 16 Hill Street, (accommodates five 

unmetered motorcycle spaces) 
M. TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Oakdale Avenue, both sides, 

from 3rd Street to 16 feet east of Mendell Street 
N. PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - ESTBALISH Cesar Chavez 

Street, north side, from Castro Street to 400 feet easterly. (Explanatory documents include a 

staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Authorizing the execution of a License Agreement with 555 California Street, for the use 
of space in the mechanical penthouse and on the roof, for radio equipment, for a term of three 



years beginning on November 1, 2003, for a monthly fee of $4,961, increasing at five percent per 
year; and authorizing the Director to make a payment in the amount of $14,700 to cover retroactive 
fee increases. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (MUNI) 

(10.4) Canceling the MTA meeting of November 4, 2003. (Explanatory documents include a 
resolution.) (MTA) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to execute and file an application for $2,441,395 of 2003 Urban 
Area Security Initiative (UASI) Grant Program funds with the U.S. Department of Justice (DO J) 
for Muni system-wide security enhancements. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to retroactively accept and expend $123,600 in federal Technical 
Study Grant funding for the FY2002 and FY2004 Short Range Transit Plans. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.7) Authorizing the award of Contract No. 0494J: Contract 55 - New Traffic Signals to King 
C. Electric, Inc., as the replacement contractor, for a total contract amount of $737,000. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1 1 82R, Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle 
Maintenance and Operations Facility Project, to McCarthy Building Companies, as the lowest 
responsive and responsible bidder, for an estimated total contract amount of $1 10,000,000, with 
initial certification of the contract not to exceed $14,230,790. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report resolution and financial plan.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 



CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing litigation: 

(4.1) State Farm Ins., Superior Ct. #4191 10, filed on 4/7/03 for $155,000 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 5495 (b) and Administrative Code 67.8{4) J _the.Bpard 
will meet in closed session for: 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION 

Director of Transportation, Michael T. Burns 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

12. Approving Amendment No. 3 to the Appointment and Compensation Agreement between the 
City and Michael T. Burns to set the salary of the Director of Transportation at $280,000 and 
extend the term of the contract by five years to March 1, 2010. 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2003 

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REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Din 

Mike Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:20 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
WilDin 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 

Absent: Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the October 7, 2003 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Vaughns-absent). 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 



On Thursday, October 16, Muni hosted the 2003 Annual Bell Ringing Competition at Union 
Square. Ronald East was declared the 2003 Bell Ringing Champion. Ken Lunardi, last year's 
winner came in 2 ml and Walter Scott finished 3 rd . Ron has been in the Cable Car Division as a 
grip for three years. It's very rare that someone so new to the division can sweep the competition 
in only his second year. Ron East demonstrated his award-winning style on a Cable Car Bell for 
the Board. 

In September DPT implemented a new method for processing renewals for Residential Parking 
Permits. With this new method, the "Residential Permit Program Lockbox Program", payments 
are sent directly to the bank. The bank processes payments and sends a report to DPT who then 
mails the permit. This program is expected to decrease the turnaround time for permit renewals 
and will reduce the number of customers who come to the office. This is a pilot program, which 
will improve service to the public. 

As part of the traffic mitigation efforts for the Doyle Drive approach to the Golden Gate Bridge, 
Caltrans is installing red light cameras at five intersections near the Bridge. Construction at 
locations began earlier this year and is expected to be done by the end of November. Upon 
completion, it will be fully integrated with the city's existing Red Light Camera program, 
increasing the number of intersections that are equipped for photo-enforcement from 18 to 23. 

The US 101 Off-Ramp and Bridge will be closed in one direction on October 20-27 th to continue 
work on the Third Street project. There were no traffic delays on first night of the closure with 
normal traffic flow restored by the deadline. A Motorist Alert was issued to Bay View Hunter's 
Point zip codes as well as to Brisbane residents and to 250 trucking companies. It has been 
announced on television and radio and moveable message boards are in place. 

Bond Yee, Traffic Engineer, reviewed the plan for the Page Street Traffic Circle pilot project. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
There was no report made. 

9. Public Comment 

Bob Planthold suggested that staff reexamine traffic circle size. The current size pushes cars into 
the crosswalk, which creates a safety hazard for pedestrians. He urged the Board to monitor 
legislation at the Board of Supervisors calling for more motorcycle parking spaces. This 
legislation will be problematic for pedestrians, seniors and people with disabilities. Nobody 
from those communities was contacted about this plan prior to its introduction. 

Barry Taranto is concerned about the behavior of PCO's toward cab drivers. They are too quick 
to write tickets rather than help cab drivers. He is concerned about Halloween in the Castro and 
new medallions for ramped taxis. 



THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

1 0. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

( 1 0. 1 ) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Jonathan Mora, Superior Ct. #32 1 290, filed on 5/14/01 for $5,000 (DPT) 

B. Grace Baking, Unlitigated Claim #0303172, filed on 3/27/03 for $17,502.88 

RESOLUTION 03-165 

( 1 0.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - ESTABLISH 235 Waller Street, between 
the driveways for #235 and #231 Waller Street. 

B. NO PARKING ANYTIME - RESCIND Ellsworth Street, west side, from the south 
property line of 760 Ellsworth Street to the south property line of 764 Ellsworth Street, 
north of Alemany Boulevard 

C. PART-TIME MUNI BUS ZONE, 1 :30 PM to 2:30 PM, SCHOOLDAYS - ESTABLISH 
Girard Street, west side, from 20 feet to 140 feet north of Martin Luther King Middle 
School's south driveway, between Bacon and Burrows Streets. 

D. MUNI BUS ZONES - RESCIND Kearny Street, east side, from to 70 feet north of 
Sacramento Street (70-foot zone, to be replaced by metered loading spaces) 

E. MUNI BUS ZONES - EXTEND Kearny Street, east side, from 75 to 120 feet north of 
California Street (120-foot zone, removes two metered loading spaces) 

F. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA M S" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 9 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Castro Street, both sides, between 
23rd and Elizabeth Street (1 100 block) and Elizabeth Street, both sides, between Castro 
and Noe Streets (500 block) 

G. ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC DESIGNATION - ESTABLISH Arago Street, 
between Havelock and Paulding Streets 

H. NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Lucky Street, west side, from the north 

property line to the south property line of 2843 Folsom Street (a 25-foot zone across from 



39 Lucky Street). 
I. NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Dolores Street, west side, from 28th Street to 

eight feet northerly. 
J. UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - ESTABLISH Dolores Street, west side, 

from 8 feet to 22 feet north of 28th Street (accommodates 4 unmetered motorcycle 

parking spaces) 
K. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Harriet Street, east side, from 

Brannan Street to 40 feet southerly 
L. UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - ESTABLISH Hill Street, north side, 

between Valencia and Guerrero Streets in front of 16 Hill Street, (accommodates five 

unmetered motorcycle spaces) 
M. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Oakdale Avenue, both sides, 

from 3rd Street to 16 feet east of Mendell Street 
N. PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - ESTBALISH Cesar Chavez 

Street, north side, from Castro Street to 400 feet easterly. (Explanatory documents include a 

staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-166 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Gladys Velarde spoke in favor making Arago St. one-way (Item G). The street is too narrow and 
it needs to be one-way. 

Manuel Villavicencio also spoke in favor of making Arago Street one-way. The street isn't wide 
enough and there's no room for parking. 

Barry Taranto is in favor of Items D and E, combining the bus stops on Kearny and Sacramento. 
It makes sense to have one long bus stop and only moves the drop-off zone a few feet. It's a win- 
win situation for everyone. 

Howard Strassner, Rescue Muni, supports the combining of bus stops. The city doesn't need too 
many bus stops close together. Getting rid of unnecessary bus stops will be better in the long 
run. 

(10.3) Authorizing the execution of a License Agreement with 555 California Street, for the use 
of space in the mechanical penthouse and on the roof, for radio equipment, for a term of three 
years beginning on November 1, 2003, for a monthly fee of $4,961, increasing at five percent per 
year; and authorizing the Director to make a payment in the amount of $14,700 to cover retroactive 
fee increases. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-167 



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( 10.4) Canceling the MTA meeting of November 4, 2003. (Explanatory documents include a 
resolution.) (MTA) 

RESOLUTION 03-168 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to execute and file an application for $2,441,395 of 2003 Urban 
Area Security Initiative (UASI) Grant Program funds with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) 
for Muni system-wide security enhancements. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-169 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to retroactively accept and expend $123,600 in federal Technical 
Study Grant funding for the FY2002 and FY2004 Short Range Transit Plans. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-170 

(10.7) Authorizing the award of Contract No. 0494J: Contract 55 - New Traffic Signals to King 
C. Electric, Inc., as the replacement contractor, for a total contract amount of $737,000. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-171 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 10.2 D, E and G severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, and McCray 

ABSENT - Vaughns 

On motion to approve Items 10.2 D, E and G: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, and McCray 

ABSENT - Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1 182R, Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle 
Maintenance and Operations Facility Project, to McCarthy Building Companies, as the lowest 



responsive and responsible bidder, for an estimated total contract amount of $1 10,000,000, with 
initial certification of the contract not to exceed $14,230,790. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report resolution and financial plan.) 

Vince Harris reviewed the calendar item. If approved, McCarthy will subdivide the work into 
approximately 60 smaller contracts to promote participation by more local and minority 
contractors. This contract award is contingent on approval by the Transportation Authority. In 
response to a question by the chairman, he added that Muni is providing a program to help small 
contractors with bonding, insurance and financial matters. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Mike Holmes is a subcontractor for McCarthy and thinks that they will do well by the 
community as McCarthy has done well by their subcontractors. 

Derf Butler is the owner of a local contracting firm that assists women and minority firms. He 
supports this approach adding that McCarthy is committed to helping local businesses. 

RESOLUTION 03-172 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, and McCray 

ABSENT - Vaughns 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Fiynn called the closed session to order at 5:13 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 

Absent: Cleopatra Vaughns 



Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Vaughns-absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) State Farm Ins., Superior Ct. #419110, filed on 4/7/03 for $155,000 
RESOLUTION 03-173 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, and McCray 
ABSENT - Vaughns 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.7 (4), the Board will meet in closed session for: 
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION 

Director of Transportation, Michael T. Burns 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed.... 
session was adjourned at 6:05 p.m. 

1 2. Approving Amendment No. 3 to the Appointment and Compensation Agreement between the 
City and Michael T. Burns to set the salary of the Director of Transportation at $280,000 and 
extends the term of the contract by five years to March 1, 2010. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 



Fares Ammari is concerned about the intent to award a huge salary increase on top of Burns 1 
already large salary. Transit supervisors pay 7.5% into the retirement system, which is difficult 
to pay. She is opposed to this increase unless the city will pay the employee's 7.5% contribution 

Abundio Ramos is opposed to paying this amount as it is taking money out of the worker's 
pocket. He continues to being mistreated and discriminated against and will only get $600 per 
month when he retires. 

Dan Venable, Muni worker, stated that the major issue is morale. Having given up 7.5%, this 
action is a hard thing to swallow. Employees contributed for our jobs and the jobs of their co- 
workers. The timing on this is insulting. The director might be worth ten times this amount but 
everyone should share the pain. 

Walter Johnson, who represents 80,000 members, noted that city workers who work with the 
homeless don't get anything. Everyone should be treated equally. This says nothing about Mr. 
Burns' ability to fulfill his duty but if others are asked to sacrifice, then this action should be 
delayed. 

Peter Der thinks that Mr. Bums is unsuitable for this raise as he has mismanaged city funds and 
has practiced racism. Mr. Burns has $180 million more in his budget, but missed service is over 
4%. You can't justify a raise when Mr. Burns wastes money on computer programs and 
consultants. 

Charles White, Muni operator, spoke as a San Franciscan and a taxpayer. He asked that this vote 
be postponed for 30-days as it deserves a review by the public. He would like to see the 
justification behind the raise. Speaking as a neighborhood activist, if this vote isn't postponed, 
then any and all board members should be recalled. If the vote goes through, then workers 
should take example of their Los Angeles brothers and walk out. 

Ron Austin, Chair at the Cable Car division, stated that TWU-250A opposes any vote on this 
matter. Burns has been a trumpeter of the merits of Prop E but the workers get another story. 
The vote should be postponed. It will be remembered when they are negotiating next year. 

Glenda LaVigne, TWU, Local 200, wonders why she worked so hard to convince workers that 
there was-a budget problem. It is a disgrace to be talking about this before his contract is up. 
This matter should be held until a next mayor can deal with it. 

William Sisk, TWU-250A, noted that operators gave up a general sign up and two unpaid 
furlough days. This insults his members and seems like another Enron. He thinks the next 
mayor should dictate this matter and that the board has overstepped their boundary. He intends 
to ask for a city audit and to ask the city attorney to look into this. 

Jean Ellis Jones, 250A Vice-President and Potrero Chairman wondered why the Potrero 
restrooms haven't been fixed and the wage progression hasn't been addressed. The workers 

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should be considered. 

Kevin Hughes, IBEW Local 6, doesn't question Mr. Burns' ability to perform. The Charter 
dictates how his salary is set, the same as it dictates how other employees wages are set. This 
matter should be considered in the context of the other labor contracts and give backs this fiscal 

war. 

Larry Martin, TWU, suggested that the board look at the larger picture, from bottom to top. 
Workers should be treated the same as everyone else and everyone had to give back to the city. 
For fairness sake, this matter should be considered at some other time, when the city has money. 
He's not saying that the Director doesn't deserve it but this is about being fair to everyone. 

Sarita Britt is opposed to this proposal and would like to see an investigation of the board, as 
there is a conflict of interest. 

Director Casey moved that the item be tabled. Chairman Flynn clarified that the matter would 
be tabled to the call of the Chairman. 

On motion to table the item: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, and McCray 

ABSENT - Vaughns 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss State Farm Insurance vs. 
CCSF with the city attorney. The board voted unanimously to settle the case. They also met 
with the Director of Transportation to evaluate his performance. No action was taken. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Vaughns-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:52 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 




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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND CALENDAR 



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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

WilDin 

Mike Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Bums 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21 -Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (4 1 5) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

5. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1 (a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

CLOSED SESSION 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: H. Welton Flynn and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

Unrepresented Employee, Michael T. Burns 

To discuss: 

_X_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
_X_ Other 

7. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session 
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ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
NOV 1 4 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



SPECIAL MEETING 

CLOSED SESSION 

4:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Dm 

Mike Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (4 15)5 54-4 143 




CISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



4:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:09 p.m. He announced that the board was not 
going to take any action at this meeting and would be a discussion only. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
Wil Dm 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 

Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Public Comment 

Bill Sisk, President, Local 250-A, read sections of Charter Section 8.102 relating to the Board's 
ability to hire a director and the establishment of service standards and performance measures. 
He challenges the Director's statement about on-time performance as 52 runs were not out today. 

Glenda Lavigne, President Local 200 questioned the survey. She requested a copy of survey 
from the board secretary and received some information. She was informed that she would 
receive the salary information if the city attorney said it could be released. She also wanted to 
know who conducted the survey. 

5. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1 (a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Casey-absent). 



The closed session began at 4:16 p.m. 

CLOSED SESSION 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: H. Welton Flynn and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

Unrepresented Employee, Michael T. Burns 

To discuss: 

_X_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
_X_ Other 

7. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The closed session and the special meeting was adjourned at 5: 18 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of^an Francisco 

-NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV 1 4 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

11-14-03P02:51 RCVD 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRAN CISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
»(415) 554-6896 FAX (4 15)554-4143 




AN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21-Hayes; 9-San 
Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3112 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-October 21, 2003 Regular Meeting 
-November 7, 2003 Special Meeting 

5. Communications 

(5.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

(5.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 



Board. 1 here will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Stanford University/Federal Express, Superior Ct. #415768, filed on 12/16/02, for dismissal 

B. Renaissance Parents, Superior Ct. #CGC02415559, filed on 12/10/01 for $0 

C. Susie Johnson, Superior Ct. #404080, filed on 3/28/02 for $1,500 

D. Farmers Insurance, Superior Ct. #409197, filed on 6/17/02 for $1,925.21 

E. Margaret Han, Superior Ct. #CGC02410454, filed on 7/18/02 for $2,000 

F. Steve Pantelick, Unlitigated Claim #0400882, filed on 9/24/03 for $6,375.54 

G. Sang Lee, Superior Ct. #417106, filed on 2/24/03 for $7,500 

H. Leonids Makrusins, Unlitigated Claim #0400609, filed on 8/27/03 for $7,500 

I. Jamila Collins, Superior Ct. #415915, filed on 12/19/02 for $9,250 

J. Lisa Hanna, DFEH/EEOC #370A300075, for $1 1,000 (settled prior to filing) 

K. Chester Forsythe, Superior Ct. #314394, filed on 8/16/00 for $12,500 

L. Scott Garber, Superior Ct. #416678, filed on 1/24/03, for $12,500 

M. Christopher Rocco, Superior Ct. #415330, filed on 12/4/02 for $75,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - ESTABLISH Gaven 
Street, north side, from west curb line of Bowdoin Street to the western edge of the 
driveway at 394 Gaven Street. 

B. STREET CLOSURE, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - 
ESTABLISH Leidesdorff Alley, between Halleck and Sacramento Streets. 

C. TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Market Street, east side, 
from Corbett Avenue and Portola Drive crosswalk to 550 feet northerly; and Portola 
Drive, east side, from Corbett Avenue and Market Street crosswalk to 385 feet 
southerly. 

D. TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Rivera Street, on the 
eastern terminus from the southeast corner to a point 24 feet northerly; and Rivera 
Street, south side, from the terminus to a point 10 feet westerly. 

E. PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - ESTABLISH Lyon Street, 
east side, between Golden Gate Avenue and Turk Street; Cole Street, west side, from 
Carmel Street to 195 feet southerly; and Greenwich Street, east of Hyde Street, from 13 
feet to 39 feet south of the north curb line, along the terminus wall. 

F. TOW- AW AY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Washington Street, south 
side, from Leavenworth Street to 10 feet westerly (replaces 7-foot red zone). 

G. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 6 
PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Church Street, both sides, 
between 27th and Duncan Streets. 

H. UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - ESTABLISH Greenwich Street, east 



of Hyde Street, from 35.5 feet to 39 feet south of the north curb line, along the 
terminus wall. 
I. TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - RESCIND RESIDENTIAL PERMIT 
PARKING AREA "A" AND "C" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 7 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Broadway, north side, from 13 to 240 feet east 
of Hyde Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to apply for a funding extension allocated to the SFgo Integrated 
Traffic Management System Program Initial Construction Phase, to May 1 , 2005 for up to 
$5,882,204 in federal funds from the Federal Highway Administration. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to apply for a funding extension in Federal Highway Administration 
and Caltrans funds totaling $218,669 and $7,571 respectively, for the Regional Traffic 
Signalization/ Operations Program Upper Market Street Signal Timing Project from to May 1, 
2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to apply for a funding extension in Federal Highway 
Administration and Caltrans funds totaling $144,303 and $18,761 to May 1, 2005 for the 
Regional Traffic Signalization/Operations Program m Alemany Boulevard Signal Systems 
Improvement Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) (DPT) 

(10.6) Approving all plans and specifications for Department of Public Works Contract No. 
0761 J — Contract 56 New Traffic Signals, at Duncan & Guerrero Streets; 21 st & Guerrero Streets; 
and Clarendon Avenue & Laguna Honda Boulevard, and authorizing the Director to issue a bid 
call for this contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) (DPT) 

(10.7) Approving a Permit for the San Francisco Ballet for use of 340 Grove Street as storage 
space from November 24 to December 31 for $2,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and agreement.) (DPT) 

(10.8) Authorizing the Director to execute an agreement with Legacy MetroLab to provide 
laboratory services for a contract amount not to exceed $200,000 for a term up to three years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (MUNI) 

(10.9) Approving the holiday shopping carpool validation program that offers one hour of free 
parking to vehicles with three occupants and two hours of free parking to vehicles with four or 
more occupants at the Ellis-O'Farrell, Fifth and Mission, Sutter-Stockton and the Union Square 
Garages from November 21, 2003 through January 4, 2004. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 



REGULAR CALENDAR 
DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to enter into negotiations for a new contract for towing, storage and 
disposal services for abandoned and illegally parked vehicles with Auto Return, the top ranked 
proposer, and to enter into with negotiations with San Francisco Towing, the next highest ranked 
proposer should negotiations fail. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

12. Approving rate changes at the Portsmouth Square and the St. Mary's Square garages to 
implement a merchant evening validation program between 5:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. 

(This item will be continued to the December 2, 2003 meeting.) 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No.l to CS-132, Quality Assurance and 
Construction Management Services, to change the legal name of the consultant from Sverdrup 
Civil, Inc., to Jacob Civil, Inc., and implementing an Apprenticeship Program for the Third Street 
Light Rail Transit Project for an amount not to exceed $1,756,000 for a total contract amount not 
to exceed $17,756,000, pending approval by the Board of Supervisors and the Transportation 
Authority. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 

14. Approving Amendment No. 3 to the Appointment and Compensation Agreement between the 
City and Michael T. Burns to set the salary of the Director of Transportation at $280,000 and 
extends the term of the contract by five years to March 1, 2010. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

15. Authorizing the Director to execute the PCC Cars Purchase Agreement with New Jersey 
Transit Corporation for the acquisition of 15 PCC streetcars at a cost not to exceed $225,000. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

16. Authorizing the Director to accept the findings of the Land Use Study - Kirkland Yard 
Property and to proceed with the preparation of an RFQ/RFP for a condominium housing project; 
authorizing the Director to form a Kirkland Site Development Advisory Committee to support 
Muni in this project; authorizing the Director to seek the financial assistance from the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation to help produce an RFQ/RFP for the 
development process. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and study.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 



2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Jerri Novak, Superior Ct. #403333, filed on 11/11/02 for $135,000 

(4.2) John Bako and Shirley Baker, Superior Ct. #400865, filed on 1 1/2/01 for $650,000 
ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, C A 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of^San Francisco 

-MINUTES 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV 2 5 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Din 

Mike Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 



VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)5 54-4143 




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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:21 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: James McCray, Jr. 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the October 21, 2003 Regular Meeting and November 7, 
2003 Special Meeting: unanimously approved (McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 

(5.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

The board met in closed session on November 7, 2003 for a conference with their labor 
negotiator, H. Welton Flynn to discuss the contract for the Director of Transportation. 

(5.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (McCray-absent). 

The Board Secretary announced Item 13, approving an amendment to CS-132 and Item 16, the 
Kirkland Land Use Study were continued to the December 2 meeting at the request of staff. 

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The merchant evening validation program, Item 12, was also continued to the December 2 
meeting. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Director Vaughns asked for a report at the next meeting about station agent staffing. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Director Burns is pleased to recognize Brian McCarthy as the recipient of the November Special 
Recognition Award. Brian has been with Muni since 2000 as an assistant in the 
Communications department where he works on the development and deployment of service 
quality teams for special events, major service detours and delays. He has been at every Giants 
game since PacBell Park opened. Brian McCarthy thanked staff for the team effort. Chairman 
Flynn expressed his appreciation on behalf of the Board. 

On a sad note, DeShawn Dawson was killed while riding the bus to his job as a tutor. This is a 
tragedy for city. Muni is working with the investigation and the school district to help deal with 
issue. The MTA employees felt deeply about this incident and have taken up a collection for the 
family. 

The Paratransit Coordinating Council held their annual meeting where they elected new officers 
and recognized taxi drivers. They also presented a special awardto Enid Lim who is doing very 
well. Director Din was in attendance. The PCC is the MTA's partner in the delivery of 
Paratransit services. 

Rescue Muni recently released their new survey. This year the results were favorable overall and 
showed continued improvement in many areas. From 1998 to 2003, the overall percentage of 
riders who experienced delays dropped from almost 30% to just fewer than 14%. 

San Francisco voters approved Prop K, the extension of the V^-cent sales tax. This is great news 
for the MTA as it will allow us to be more competitive when seeking state and federal money. 
Muni and DPT staff worked closely to help develop the expenditure plan. 

Construction on the Third Street Light Rail Project continues. The Community Outreach Team 
is continuing to work with neighborhood businesses to keep them open during construction. 
Construction will continue during the holiday season. 

Congratulations to Bridget Smith, DPT's Livable Streets Program Manager, and Paco Paculba, 
Superintendent of Schedules for receiving the Municipal Fiscal Advisory Council award for 
Public Managerial Excellence. 



S. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Chairman Daniel Murphy discussed two recent recommendations. The CAC suggests dividing the 
Residential Parking Permit and the Citation divisions and recommends the increase in the parking 
sidewalk fine to its legal maximum in January. The CAC would like the opportunity to appoint a 
CAC member to any in-house task forces dealing with issues that affect the public. They also 
recommend approval of the various Muni-BART agreements that will be coming before the MTA 
but they urge renegotiation of the use of senior, youth and disabled passes on BART. Lastly they 
suggest a no parking policy at Coit Tower, which would be good for the 39-Coit. 

9. Public Comment 

Bruce Oka asked to have safety islands equipped with dividers installed on Geary, similar to the 
ones already on Van Ness. (Chairman Flynn asked DPT to follow up.) 

Barry Taranto thinks that more enforcement is needed at the Omni Hotel as limos are parking 
there. He called the situation at 1380 Howard unbearable as he had to wait over an hour in the 
express line to pay a ticket. He wants staff to continue discussing the requirement for ramped 
taxis to pick up a certain number of people in order to qualify for a medallion. The sign shop is 
having trouble getting signs installed. 

Barry Pearl has ridden the 28-Ballpark Express for years but has never experienced such 
outrageous delays after the game. He recommends loading more than one bus at a time and that 
priority be given to Muni over charter buses. He noted that the transit supervisors at Candlestick 
are combative. 

Andrew Sullivan, Rescue Muni, alerted the MTA about a proposal to consolidate stops on the N- 
Judah line on Carl St. He supports the plan as the stops are redundant and hurt reliability. He 
suggested doing away with parking at Coit Tower as it's good "Transit First policy". The 
passage of Prop K is a mandate for a transit-first city. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR " 

1 0. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Stanford University/Federal Express, Superior Ct. #415768, filed on 12/16/02, for dismissal 

B. Renaissance Parents, Superior Ct. #CGC02415559, filed on 12/10/01 for $0 

C. Susie Johnson, Superior Ct. #404080, filed on 3/28/02 for $1,500 

D. Farmers Insurance, Superior Ct. #409197, filed on 6/17/02 for $1,925.21 

E. Margaret Han, Superior Ct. #CGC024 10454, filed on 7/1 8/02 for $2,000 

F. Steve Pantelick, Unlitigated Claim #0400882, filed on 9/24/03 for $6,375.54 

G. Sang Lee, Superior Ct. #417106, filed on 2/24/03 for $7,500 

H. Leonids Makrusins, Unlitigated Claim #0400609, filed on 8/27/03 for $7,500 

I. Jamila Collins, Superior Ct. #415915, filed on 12/19/02 for $9,250 

J. Lisa Hanna, DFEH/EEOC #370A300075, for $1 1,000 (settled prior to filing) 

K. Chester Forsythe, Superior Ct. #314394, filed on 8/16/00 for $12,500 

L. Scott Garber, Superior Ct. #416678, filed on 1/24/03, for $12,500 

M. Christopher Rocco, Superior Ct. #415330, filed on 12/4/02 for $75,000 

RESOLUTION 03-174 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - ESTABLISH Gaven 
Street, north side, from west curb line of Bowdoin Street to the western edge of the 
driveway at 394 Gaven Street. 

B. STREET CLOSURE, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - 
ESTABLISH Leidesdorff Alley, between Halleck and Sacramento Streets. 

C. TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Market Street, east side, 
from Corbett Avenue and Portola Drive crosswalk to 550 feet northerly; and Portola 
Drive, east side, from Corbett Avenue and Market Street crosswalk to 385 feet 
southerly. 

D. TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Rivera Street, on the 
eastern terminus from the southeast corner to a point 24 feet northerly; and Rivera 
Street, south side, from the terminus to a point 1 feet westerly. 

E. PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - ESTABLISH Lyon Street, 
east side, between Golden Gate Avenue and Turk Street; Cole Street, west side, from 
Carmel Street to 195 feet southerly; and Greenwich Street, east of Hyde Street, from 13 
feet to 39 feet south of the north curb line, along the terminus wall. 

F. TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Washington Street, south 
side, from Leavenworth Street to 10 feet westerly (replaces 7-foot red zone). 

G. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 6 
PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Church Street, both sides, 
between 27th and Duncan Streets. 

H. UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - ESTABLISH Greenwich Street, east 



of Hyde Street, from 35.5 feet to 39 feet south of the north curb line, along the 
terminus wall. 
I . TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - RESCIND RESIDENTIAL PERMIT 
PARKING AREA "A" AND "C" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 7 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY) - ESTABLISH Broadway, north side, from 13 to 240 feet east 
of Hyde Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-175 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to apply for a funding extension allocated to the SFgo Integrated 
Traffic Management System Program Initial Construction Phase, to May 1, 2005 for up to 
$5,882,204 in federal funds from the Federal Highway Administration. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-176 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to apply for a funding extension in Federal Highway Administration 
and Caltrans funds totaling $218,669 and $7,571 respectively, for the Regional Traffic 
Signalization/ Operations Program Upper Market Street Signal Timing Project from to May 1, 
2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-177 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to apply for a funding extension in Federal Highway 
Administration and Caltrans funds totaling $144,303 and $18,761 to May 1, 2005 for the 
Regional Traffic Signalization/Operations Program III Alemany Boulevard Signal Systems 
Improvement Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-178 

(10.6) Approving all plans and specifications for Department of Public Works Contract No. 

076 1J — Contract 56 New Traffic Signals, at Duncan & Guerrero Streets; 21 st & Guerrero Streets; 
and Clarendon Avenue & Laguna Honda Boulevard, and authorizing the Director to issue a bid 
call for this contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-179 

(10.7) Approving a Permit for the San Francisco Ballet for use of 340 Grove Street as storage 
space from November 24 to December 3 1 for $2,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and agreement.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-180 



(10.8) Authorizing the Director to execute an agreement with Legacy MetroLab to provide 
laboratory services for a contract amount not to exceed $200,000 for a term up to three years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-181 

(10.9) Approving the holiday shopping carpool validation program that offers one hour of free 
parking to vehicles with three occupants and two hours of free parking to vehicles with four or 
more occupants at the Ellis-O'Farrell, Fifth and Mission, Sutter-Stockton and the Union Square 
Garages from November 21, 2003 through January 4, 2004. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-182 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to enter into negotiations for a new contract for towing, storage and 
disposal services for abandoned and illegally parked vehicles with Auto Return, the top ranked 
proposer, and to enter into with negotiations with San Francisco Towing, the next highest ranked 
proposer should negotiations fail. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

Steve Bell, Contract Administrator, reviewed the selection committee and the process they used 
to select the top ranked company. City Tow has already said they would assist staff to insure a 
smooth transition. Staff will return to the MTA board with a contract for approval. 

PUBLIC COMMENT:^ '_ 

Mark Gleason, Teamsters Local 665 noted that employees are still encountering a hostile 
environment at the tow yard. He introduced two employees who were fired last month. He 
would like the board to give consideration to SF Towing. 

Stuart Sunshine, representing San Francisco Towing, is disappointed in the results and thinks the 
staff report provided little documentation to answer his questions. He would like to know who 






makes up Auto Return and what towing experience they have. 

Chairman Flynn asked if any provisions in the RFP were violated and if each team interviewed 
was thoroughly investigated. Mr. Bell affirmed that the selection committee followed the 
process in the RFP and staff conducted extensive reference checks on each firm. 

Director Vaughns asked Mr. Bell to address the quality of service issues that Mr. Sunshine 
raised. Mr. Bell noted that AAA had no problem with Wren's service and they have performed 
non-conformance tows as a subcontractor with City Tow. 

Director Casey asked about the points made by the Teamsters regarding card-check neutrality, 
and the right to organize and if those were points included in the selection committees' 
deliberations. Mr. Bell noted that the requirement to retain prevailing wage was taken into 
account but the other items weren't approved by the MTA as selection criteria. 

Director Casey is concerned about the lack of information provided to the board and asked for 
greater detail. Chairman Flynn concurred, adding that delays in awarding this contract will result 
in an extension of the current contractor's contract. Mr. Bell stated that, depending upon 
negotiations, the process could take two to four more months. Mr. Bell will provide additional 
information about the selection process and will address the questions raised by the Teamsters. 
Chairman Flynn asked staff to provide the score sheets adding that the names of the individuals 
should be removed. 

Gerry Norman, Deputy Director, DPT, stated that information can be provided related to scoring 
and the background checks but the proposals themselves are not discloseable until the contract is 
completed and approved. 

This item was continued to the December 2 meeting. 

12. Approving rate changes at the Portsmouth Square and the St. Mary's Square garages to 
implement a merchant evening validation program between 5:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. 

This item was continued to the December 2, 2003 meeting. 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No.l to CS-132, Quality Assurance and 
Construction Management Services, to change the legal name of the consultant from Sverdrup 
Civil, Inc., to Jacob Civil, Inc., and implementing an Apprenticeship Program for the Third Street 
Light Rail Transit Project for an amount not to exceed $1,756,000 for a total contract amount not 
to exceed $17,756,000, pending approval by the Board of Supervisors and the Transportation 
Authority. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 

This item was continued to the December 2 meeting. 

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14. Approving Amendment No. 3 to the Appointment and Compensation Agreement between the 
City and Michael T. Burns to set the salary of the Director of Transportation at $280,000 and 
extend the term of the contract by five years to March 1, 2010. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bruce Oka supports Director Burns and the proposed salary. The job that Mr. Burns has done 
with the Agency is close to miraculous. Muni is the best transit system in the country in terms of 
usability. There are other transit directors making much more money than Burns is and Mr. Oka 
would hate to see him go. 

Piedad Morales, representing the Station Agents, believes that now is the wrong time to give him 
a raise. If you're going to give him raise, then hire more people. The subway is empty of station 
agents and panhandlers are forcing themselves on patrons. Now is not the right time. 

Larry Martin, TWU, stated that while Mr. Burns deserves a raise, the question is one of fairness. 
Everyone was asked to give back. You can't be fair to the people below by giving more to the 
people at the top. Don't do this at a time when workers are giving back and when the riders' fare 
was raised. The contract shouldn't be extended by 7.5 years when TWU can't extend their 
contract past three or four years. Don't treat people differently. 

Bill Sisk is not here to debate salary, but to debate time. The board is sending the wrong 
message as it's not fair to the workers. It's not personal, it's just a matter of timing. This should 
be put off until sometime next year when there's new revenue. 

Glenda Lavigne, TWU 200, is opposed to the salary and extension. Part of her opposition is due 
to the manner in which the board plans to pay him, with salary attrition. Extending the contract 
so long is wrong because it's longer than any mayor's contract as well as any contract that the 
unions can negotiate. Local 200 strongly opposes talking about his contract at this time. 

Jim Chappell, SPUR, was one of the authors of Prop E. At the time that Prop. E was written, 
Muni was in deep trouble. The language that was chosen was deliberate and was designed to 
take politics out of this decision. The authors left in the language that kept Muni operators as 
one of the top paid in the nation. After years of political hacks with no experience, the authors 
wanted a transit professional to run the system. It's time for the MTA board, to recognize what 
Michael Burns has done for this city. 

Rick Laubscher has been involved in transit in San Francisco for decades. He has known at least 
a Vi dozen of the former heads of Muni. None are of the caliber of Mr. Burns who is one of the 
greatest transit professionals in the country today. It would be difficult to replace him and 
service would suffer. Burns has set the highest professional standards and has reached out to all 
staff. The proposal should be approved. 

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Feysan Lodde has ridden Muni all her life and thinks that Michael has done a fabulous job. To 
lake him out of the race in the middle of all of Muni's current projects would be disastrous. She 
understands that times are hard but personally, he's worth every dime. She asked the board to 
keep him and to pay him what he's worth. 

1 lien Murray, an operator for 18 years, noted that the Muni budget has doubled under his 
stewardship. There have been many failures such as the opportunity to increase the Transit 
Impact Development Fee, and removing the operator from the second car of a two-car train. The 
homeland security classes are a joke and N-car service is supposed to be two cars when there is 
only one. There are no station agents, no lighting at the terminals, and no proper security in the 
tunnels. 

Ron Austin, TWU, noted that the Cable Car Division feels slighted by Mr. Burns. This is not the 
time for a raise when members are giving back and there is a budget deficit at the city and state 
levels. It's not his place to say whether Burns deserves the money or not but how can we be 
responsible to put forth this raise when there's so many more things we can work on. This matter 
should be delayed until we can figure out what's going on. People aren't able to move up the 
ladder and they have to answer to a dictator. This is a moral and morale issue. 

Andrew Sullivan, Chairman, Rescue Muni and co-author of Prop E, noted that Prop E specified 
that the director should have a competitive salary package. We wanted a professional manager. 
The previous director worked hard but wasn't a transit professional. Muni has have made 
significant improvement in service quality and reliability since 1999. Rescue Muni feels strongly 
that Burns should be retained and be paid competitively. They also recommend that a large 
portion of the increase be tied to meeting the service standards. 

Elizabeth Valdellon, President of the Station Agent chapter, is opposed to the salary increase. In 
the subway, they are 20% understaffed and have been requesting staff for the past 18 months. Of 
the two exits, a station agent mans one while the homeless, who bother riders, man the other. 
This is a security and revenue issue. 

Peter Der noted that Mr. Burns has mismanaged Muni badly. SPUR has overlooked the 
mismanagement and has been blinded by the budget increases. Burns' racist treatment of Lou 
Johnson forced Lou into retirement. Mr. Burns also deleted Jack Blanchfield's position but Mr. 
Blanchfield got victory. Both Lou and Jack are qualified to run Muni. Mr. Der is not just a 
disgruntled .laid-off statistician as he filed these protests long before his position was deleted. 

Michael Wilmar is in support of the extension of his contract and the salary increase. This is the 
single most important decision you will make. He had the privilege of drafting the initial Prop E 
and noted that throughout the negotiations over the final language, one principle remained the 
same throughout and that was a commitment to public transportation and to the concept that 
Muni run safely and efficiently. The single most critical element was the importance of 
attracting a capable and stable manager. The public feels differently about Muni today. 



Yvette Stevens, Dispatcher at Presidio, said that while we're supposed to be at team, employees 
have taken a 7.5 % hit and she has had to work by herself so staff can attend the Homeland 
Security training. This raise should be a whole package. End the 7.5% give back and furlough 
days and fill the vacancies. If he gets a raise, then everyone should get what he or she are 
supposed to get. 

P.J. Williams, Potrero Operator, suggested that it's not fair for Rescue Muni or other 
organizations to dictate what's going on at Muni. Service continues to suffer in areas such as the 
Bay View, Sunnydale, or Double Rock. Morale is low. If Burns gets a raise, then give workers a 
raise. 

John Dudley, Secretary-Treasures, 250-A, noted that this system cannot function without 
operators. While Burns may deserve it, it's the wrong time to make that move. TWU members 
are very upset. There are a lot of issues that the board needs to look at before doing this. Defer it 
to another time. 

Rafael Cabrera, noted that TWU is not opposed to giving raises. On July 1, 2004, we need to 
look at where we are, look at the members who gave up 7.5%. This matter should be delayed to 
July 1, 2004 when we have to be at 85% on-time performance. 

Fay Paranou has dedicated 23 years to Muni. Maybe Mr. Burns deserves the raise but he needs 
to set an example and sacrifice too. Emilio Cruz understood what we were going through. If 
he's dedicated, he can do the job, he can make this one sacrifice and have this delayed. 

Barry Taranto has been observing the speakers. There are valid points on both sides. The city 
needs a top-notch executive who is fairly compensated. On the other side, both passengers and 
employees took a hit. There has to be some other solution or compromise. Mr. Burns has done a 
good job yet he needs to look at the message. It's suspicious that it's happening now. 

Director Vaughns stated that Mr. Burns' professionalism has been demonstrated three-fold by 
having to listen to this rebuke. She thinks that it's almost saintly as she doesn't think she could 
take such verbal abuse. 

Director Casey suggested two amendments to the resolution. The first one would reduce the term 
from March 1, 2010 to March 1, 2008. The second amendment would put his base salary at 
$280^000 per year effective upon the restoration of the reductions negotiated with the agencies 
bargaining units and upon restoration of staffing in currently vacant station agent positions. 

Chairman Flynn ruled the second amendment out of order as the language is undefined and lacks 
a specific date. Amendments that go beyond what was noticed in the agenda couldn't be acted 
upon in the meeting. Director Casey appealed the ruling of the Chairman to the Board. 

On motion to sustain the ruling of the Chairman: the motion was approved with Directors Black 

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and Casey opposed. 

RESOLUTION 03-183 

On motion to approve the item: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Flynn, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

NAYES - Black, and Casey 

ABSENT - McCray 

15. Authorizing the Director to execute the PCC Cars Purchase Agreement with New Jersey 
Transit Corporation for the acquisition of 15 PCC streetcars at a cost not to exceed $225,000. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Rick Laubscher, Market St. Railway, stated that there are precious few PCC cars left in America. 
Muni is short of the equipment needed to expand F-line service and needs to take advantage of 
this offer, as there won't be another opportunity of this kind. The cars are extremely well 
maintained and are an incredible bargain. 

Director Burns stated that the total cost, including transportation and renovation would be 
approximately $3-4 million for 15 cars. 

RESOLUTION 03-184 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

1 6. Authorizing the Director to accept the findings of the Land Use Study - Kirkland Yard 
Property and to proceed with the preparation of an RFQ/RFP for a condominium housing project; 
authorizing the Director to form a Kirkland Site Development Advisory Committee to support 
Muni in this project; authorizing the Director to seek the financial assistance from the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation to help produce an RFQ/RFP for the 
development process. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and study.) 

This item was continued to the December 2, 2003 meeting. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

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CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 6:56 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Mike Casey 

James McCray, Jr. 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Fred Stephens, General Manager, Municipal Railway 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Casey, McCray- 
absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

" ~(4~ 1) Jerri Novak, Superior Ct. #403333," filed on 1 1/1 1/02 for $1 35,000 " 

RESOLUTION 03-185 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

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ABSENT - Casey and McCray 

(4.2) John Bako and Shirley Baker, Superior Ct. #400865, filed on 11/2/01 for $650,000 

RESOLUTION 03-186 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Casey and McCray 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 7:03 p.m. 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss Novak and Bako/Baker 
cases with the city attorney. The board voted unanimously to settle both cases (Casey, McCray- 
absent). 

18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Casey, McCray- 
absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:04 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked, us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County ofJ>an Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV 2 5 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

11-25-03P04:11 RCVD 



REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

WilDin 

Michael Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
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the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
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McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

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attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
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prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-November 18, 2003 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Muni First Quarter Service Standards 
-DPT First Quarter Service Standards 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 



AyAilABL^Jh'ORJHLByih W.A ' I.4Ul V ANNE$SAYE...#3.34 J ,, — 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Debbie Shaw, Superior Ct. #409672, filed on 6/28/02 for $5,000 

B. Andreas Branch & Electric, Unlitigated Claim #0400231, filed on 7/23/03 for $8,027.90 

C. Angela Linares, Superior Ct. #03422315, filed on 1/29/03 for $25,000 

D. GE Capital Modular Space, Superior Ct. #417973, filed on 3/5/03 for $27,809.56 

E. Glenn Scales, Superior Ct. 41 1632, filed on 8/19/03 for $60,000 

( 10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - RESCFNr> Cesar Chavez Street, north side, between 
Illinois and Michigan Streets. 

B. PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - ESTABLISH Dormer Avenue, 
both sides, from Phelps Street to easterly terminus (legislates existing parking conditions). 

C. UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - ESTABLISH Hayes Street, north side, within 
the nine-foot curb space between 1448 and 1450 Hayes Street, west of Broderick Street. 

D. TWO-WAY STREET - ESTABLISH Laguna Street, between Fell and Oak Streets 

E. RIGHT TURN ONLY - REVOKE Laguna Street, southbound at Fell Street and Laguna 
Street, northbound at Oak Street. 

F. TRAFFIC CODE SECTION 34.7 INTERSECTION OF FELL AND LAGUNA -REVOKE 
Prohibiting left-hand turns against red or "Stop" signal, at all times, on Fell Street, 
westbound, at Laguna Street. 

G. TRAFFIC CODE SECTION 34.4 INTERSECTION OF OAK AND LAGUNA - REVOKE 
Prohibiting left-hand turns against red or "Stop" signals, all times at intersection of Oak and 
Laguna Street, northeast corner. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Rejecting all proposals received for Contract No. 0780J: SFgo (ITMS) Initial Phase 
Construction Contract (Portions A and B) and authorizing the release of a new bid package. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

(10.4) Authorizes the Director to issue an RFP for Workers' Compensation Third Party Claims 
Administration. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Authorizing the issuance of an T?FP for th e , r e h a bilit a ti on of n p to 1 PCCs b e ing acquired 

from New Jersey Transit, with an option for rehabilitation of up to 5 additional PCCs. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.6) Approving Contract Amendment #1 to the Contract with City College of San Francisco for 
training services to extend the term of the contract from December 31, 2003 through June 30, 
2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 



(10.7) Urging the Board of Supervisors to authorize the Director to execute an agreement with 
BART to accept payment in the amount of $2,399,733 for FY04 feeder bus service to BART 
stations. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (MUNI) 

(10.8) Authorizing the Director to execute the "Special Transit Fare Agreement between the City 
and County of San Francisco and the Bay Area Rapid Transit District," which extends the use of 
the Muni Fast Pass® on BART in San Francisco through December 31, 2004, and increases the 
reimbursement from Muni to BART to $0.87 per ride. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and agreement.) (MUNI) 

(10.9) Authorizing the Director to execute an agreement with BART and other transit operators 
in the region to continue the BART Plus Ticket Program through December 31, 2005, and to 
provide for the sharing of revenues from BART Plus ticket sales among the program participants. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (MUNI) 

(10.10) Approving the establishment of a Capital Program and Emergency Fund Reserve. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

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11. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No.l to CS-132, Quality Assurance and 
Construction Management Services, to change the legal name of the consultant from Sverdrup 
Civil, Inc., to Jacob Civil, Inc., and implementing an Apprenticeship Program for the Third Street 
Light Rail Transit Project for an amount not to exceed $1,756,000 for a total contract amount not 
to exceed $17,756,000, pending approval by the Board of Supervisors and the Transportation 
Authority. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 

(This item was continued from the November 18 Board meeting.) 

12. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR- 1204, H. Welton Flynn Motor Coach Facility 
Modifications for Neoplan Buses, to Angotti and Reilly as the lowest responsive and responsible 
bidder, for a total contract amount of $1,770,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

13. Approv in g Contract Modification No . 1 1 t o Contract No . 309 with ANSALD QBREDA to 



incorporate design changes for components, spare parts and manuals for light rail vehicles; defer 
completion of the video surveillance retrofit; extend the delivery schedule; clarify the definition 
of fleet defect; and settle outstanding claims and delay impact costs. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 

14. Authorizing the Director to accept the findings of the Land Use Study - Kirkland Yard 
Property and to proceed with the preparation of an RFQ/RFP for a condominium housing project; 
authorizing the Director to form a Kirkland Site Development Advisory Committee to support 



Muni in this project; authorizing the Director to seek the financial assistance from the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation to help produce an RFQ/RFP for the 
development process. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and study.) 

(This item was continued from the November 18 Board meeting.) 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

15. Authorizing the Director to enter into negotiations for a new contract for towing, storage and 
disposal services for abandoned and illegally parked vehicles with Auto Return, the top ranked 
proposer, and to enter into with negotiations with San Francisco Towing, the next highest ranked 
proposer should negotiations fail. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

(This item was continued from the November 18 Board meeting.) 

16. Approving the award of the Management Agreement for the St. Mary's Square Garage and 
the 16 th & Hoff Garage to Pacific Park Management. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and agreement.) 

17. Authorizing the Director to execute the Amended Management Agreement with Parking 
Concepts/DAJA for the management of the St. Mary's Square Garage and the 16 th & Hoff 
Garage; terminating December 31, 2004, to retroactively cover services performed from October 
1, 2002 to June 30, 2003 and to reimburse all operating costs on a straight pass-through basis, 
plus a $1 management fee, which will result in increased costs to the City of $35,000 per month 
for a total of $2 1 0,000 for the term of the Modified Management Agreement. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

18. Approving rate changes at the Portsmouth Square and the St. Mary's Square garages to 
implement a merchant evening validation program between 5:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

(This item was continued from the November 1 8 Board meeting.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities: tha t in flu e.nee or a tter^^ 

action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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MINUTES 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2003 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Wil Dm 

Mike Kasolas 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Gerald Norman 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKTNG & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTrNG DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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DEC 3 1 2003 

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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:08 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Mike Casey 
Wil Din 

H. Welton Flynn 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices may be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the November 18, 2003 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Casey, Kasolas, McCray- absent). 

5. Communications 

The board secretary announced that staff had requested that Item 11, establishing an 
Apprenticeship Program for the Third Street Project be continued. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Muni First Quarter Service Standards 

-DPT First Quarter Service Standards 



-Ongoing Activities 

Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation is pleased to give the December Special 
Recognition Award to Elena Chiong with Muni's Finance Division. Elena has been working for 
Muni for 4 years and for the city for 19 years and is currently responsible for accounts payable. 
Elena personifies customer service, is always helpful, and keeps Muni in compliance with the 
city's rules for purchasing. Chairman Flynn expressed his appreciation on behalf of the board. 
Ms. Chiong is pleased and honored to receive the award. She tries to help others get what they 
need to do their jobs. 

Director Burns announced that Muni's HR department received 935 applications for provisional 
Station Agent positions in one day. The department is currently checking those applications and 
setting up the interview process. Muni is currently working with 14 fewer agents, with 7 of the 
14 on leave. It will take up to 90 days to complete the process. In the meantime, overtime is 
being used judiciously. 

Staff will provide a status report on the FY05 budget at the January 6 meeting. The board will 
discuss the FY05 budget at a high level on Jan. 20 and will examine the budget in depth in 
February. The MTA is required to have budget to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors by March 1 , 

DPT and Muni service plans for New Year's Eve are set. In addition to the usual fireworks at the 
Embarcadero, San Francisco will host the Diamond Walnut Football Game at Pac Bell Park. 
Service will be free from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Several barriers will be erected for safety. 

An FTA grant is allowing all Muni employees and DPT Parking Control Officers to attend a two- 
hour Security Awareness Training. Approximately 2,700 employees have already been trained. 
The MTA is one of the first agencies in the country to undertake this training. It provides 
valuable information that will strengthen our security program. 

A few weeks ago, long-time Market St. Railway volunteer, Dave Pharr, passed away. A 
memorial service was held for Dave at the Market & Duboce yard to pay tribute to Dave's years 
of tireless work on behalf of Muni's historic streetcar services. Market Street Railway is 
establishing the Dave Pharr Memorial Fund to complete the restoration of streetcars #162 and 
#798. The MTA offers condolences to his family on their loss. 

Director Black was recently honored by the School District in recognition for her unique 
contribution to the school district. A special plaque was placed in the broadcast room and May 
13 will be known as "Shirley Breyer Black" day. 

Fred Stephens, Muni General Manager, reviewed System Performance and Service Standards. 
On-time performance is 67.3% system-wide. Muni is taking steps to address this problem 
including increased monitoring by street inspectors. He expects to fill the position of Deputy 
General Manager for Transportation this month, which will increase the focus on this priority. 
Director McCray asked staff to include information about revenue projections when the budget is 



discussed. 

( terry Norman, Deputy Director, Department of Parking & Traffic presented their service 
standards. Some of the goals and measures were previously in place while others are new. 
Director Kasolas asked staff to coordinate with the police department to share data on abandoned 
cars and report back to the board on the progress. 

Scott Ruble, Deputy Director, Parking Authority presented a proposal to expand the Performing 
Arts Center Garage to increase parking in the Civic Center area. A coalition of arts organizations 
has asked the Authority to explore this potential as the area parking lots are at capacity. Jim 
Reuben, Reuben & Alter, has been working directly with the arts organizations. Staff will return 
to the board early next month to ask for money to do the required studies. These funds will be 
matched by the arts organizations. Director Casey asked staff to include a discussion of how this 
proposal is consistent with the Transit First policy when the matter is returned to the Board. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report was given. 

9. Public Comment 

Michael Samson, Coalition to Save Ocean Beach and Friends of Sutro Park, has worked with 
DPT regarding traffic conditions and speeding cars on Fulton. Due to the hazardous conditions 
that exist at 47 th and Fulton, they request a stop sign. They have previously sent correspondence 
to DPT but haven't received any response. A petition was presented to the MTA. (Chairman 
Flynn asked staff to let the board know what happened to his request, as it seems to have fallen 
through the cracks.) 



Barry Taranto congratulated Director Black for the honor. There needs to be better education of 
pedestrians and better signage on 19 th Ave. The Sig 
Commission. Muni's Paratransit broker is fantastic. 



pedestrians and better signage on 19 th Ave. The Sign Dept. isn't cooperating with the Taxi 



Supervisor Tony Hall spoke about the tragic and serious pedestrian accident in District 7. Traffic 
congestion has reached a crisis in the western side of the city. He appealed to the board for help 
to get the funds to do proper studies at specific intersections and help identify how problems can 
be solved. He can't look the other way and not take action while someone else loses his or her 
life. 

Bob Planthold spoke about the e-mail communication system and his frustration in trying to 
communicate a problem in the subway to Muni. He noted that people are bringing gas and 
electric scooters into the subway. 

Greg Clinton, President, Westwood Park Homeowners Association, spoke about death of a child 
at Plymouth and Monterey a few weeks ago. They have been working with DPT on speeding and 



cut through traffic but nothing has been done because of the budget. Because there is no money 
for an area-wide study and implementing traffic calming measures on one street will only make 
the problem worse on other streets, the neighborhood is in an appalling situation. There are 
things that could be done such as better signage, flashing lights and increased crosswalk 
visibility. 

Danny Burkes is a Westwood Park neighbor who has consistently voiced his concerns to DPT. 
His interactions have been futile and nonproductive and the neighborhood needs help to break 
the deadlock of inaction. While the accident was tragic, he would like the MTA to make changes 
to protect the children. 

Charlotte Currie stated that driver inattention can't be the cause of all incidents in that 
neighborhood but is more likely DPT's inattention or negligence. They need leadership. 

Ed Shiels addressed the tragedy at Plymouth and Monterey. Their neighborhood has become a 
thoroughfare with speeding cars on streets designed for less traffic and smaller cars. They need 
assistance to resolve the situation. 

John Sommerfield, the father who lost his child at Monterey and Plymouth, stated that the 
intersection is dangerous and deserves to be studied. He paid for it with the life of his child and 
he's heard nothing from DPT or the District Attorney. He wants to make the city safer for kids 
and pedestrians. (Chairman Flynn expressed sympathy for his loss on behalf of the board.) 

Fred Raker understands that funding is at a premium but the area needs to be studied. They will 
help find funds if necessary because this is a serious issue. 

Chris Lasala spoke in support of the neighbors. He lives 100 yards south of Monterey and 
Plymouth and has witnessed quite a few corner honking incidents and fights. People are 
unwilling to yield to other traffic at that intersection 

Anita Theoharis has been asking staff for help for years. She understands that there is no money 
but the area needs attention. 

John Schoening noted that the traffic is overwhelming on Plymouth. His car has been hit five 
times in the past ten years Pedestrians can hardly cross the street. It's not designed to be a major 
thoroughfare and there are too many cars going way too fast. They need help to solve the 
problem. 

Laurie Haroian added her voice to the other Westwood park residents who are speaking for 
hundreds of neighbors who have written, spoken and pleaded for help. She would like a 
recommendation for an area-wide study to be put on the next agenda. 

Kim Fineman, Westwood Park resident, is a concerned parent. She is one of the many people 
who have been told by DPT that they can't do anything about it. She is afraid to let her child 



play in the front yard because of the dangerous situation. 

Glenda Lavigne appreciates what Director Burns and General Manager Stephens said about 
service standards. She noted that two car trains are supposed to go out but only one car does so 
the on-time performance number isn't correct. Supervisors are giving direction to operators to 
conic in early to serve public demand. 

Rodney Talmadge knows there are a lot of problems in San Francisco but taxpayers are taking 
the brunt for people who aren't paying at the fare box. People need to pay their fair share. 

Dave Bisho is a member of the homeowners association that is on the upside of Monterey. They 
are also concerned about the increase in traffic congestion in the area. They support a traffic 
study. He suggested that the Planning Department has a misguided housing element that worsens 
traffic citywide. 

Director Kasolas asked staff to present a review of this matter including a plan to address the 
safety hazards to the board at the next meeting. Director Burns added that he would meet with 
the neighborhood association on this issue. 



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THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

1 0. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Debbie Shaw, Superior Ct. #409672, filed on 6/28/02 for $5,000 

B. Andreas Branch & Electric, Unlitigated Claim #0400231, filed on 7/23/03 for $8,027.90 

C. Angela Linares, Superior Ct. #03422315, filed on 1/29/03 for $25,000 

D. GE Capital Modular Space, Superior Ct. #417973, filed on 3/5/03 for $27,809.56 

E. Glenn Scales, Superior Ct. 41 1632, filed on 8/19/03 for $60,000 

Director Vaughns asked if there were proper procedures in place so that the issue with GE Capital 
wouldn't happen again. Director Burns assured the board that the Finance division has 



implemented procedures to insure that this situation doesn't reoccur. 
RESOLUTION 03-187 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - RESCIND Cesar Chavez Street, north side, 
between Illinois and Michigan Streets. 

B. PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - ESTABLISH Donner Avenue, 
both sides, from Phelps Street to easterly terminus (legislates existing parking conditions). 

C. UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - ESTABLISH Hayes Street, north side, within 
the nine-foot curb space between 1448 and 1450 Hayes Street, west of Broderick Street. 

D. TWO-WAY STREET - ESTABLISH Laguna Street, between Fell and Oak Streets 

E. RIGHT TURN ONLY - REVOKE Laguna Street, southbound at Fell Street and Laguna 
Street, northbound at Oak Street. 

F. TRAFFIC CODE SECTION34.7 INTERSECTION OF FELL AND LAGUNA -REVOKE 
Prohibiting left-hand turns against red or "Stop" signal, at all times, on Fell Street, 
westbound, at Laguna Street. 

G. TRAFFIC CODE SECTION 34.4 INTERSECTION OF OAK AND LAGUNA - REVOKE 
Prohibiting left-hand rums against red or "Stop" signals, all times at intersection of Oak and 
Laguna Street, northeast comer. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-188 

(10.3) Rejecting all proposals received for Contract No. 0780J: S¥go (ITMS) Initial Phase 
Construction Contract (Portions A and B) and authorizing the release of a new bid package. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 03-189 

(10.4) Authorizes the Director to issue an RFP for Workers' Compensation Third Party Claims 
Administration. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-190 

(10.5) Authorizing the issuance of an RFP for the rehabilitation of up to 10 PCCs being acquired 
from New Jersey Transit, with an option for rehabilitation of up to 5 additional PCCs. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-191 

(10.6) Approving Contract Amendment #1 to the Contract with City College of San Francisco for 
training services to extend the term of the contract from December 31, 2003 through June 30, 



2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 
RESOLUTION 03-192 

(10.7) Urging the Board of Supervisors to authorize the Director to execute an agreement with 
BART to accept payment in the amount of $2,399,733 for FY04 feeder bus service to BART 
stations. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-193 

(10.8) Authorizing the Director to execute the "Special Transit Fare Agreement between the City 
and County of San Francisco and the Bay Area Rapid Transit District," which extends the use of 
the Muni Fast Pass® on BART in San Francisco through December 31, 2004, and increases the 
reimbursement from Muni to BART to $0.87 per ride. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and agreement.) (MUNI) 

Item 10.8 was removed from the Consent Calendar and continued to the next meeting. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold complained about the lack of responsiveness by BART and Muni to the needs of the 
disabled. Anyone with an adult fast pass can ride BART in San Francisco but people that hold a 
discount fare card can't. BART has fare gates that the disabled can go through and BART is 
hungry for customers. Muni should be tough and make BART pay attention. 

Edward Mason expressed a similar point of view as the previous speaker as he is going to be a 
senior citizen soon. Muni should negotiate for less since BART's trains are empty. This item 
should be reconsidered. 

Chairman Flynn noted that staff has attempted many times to negotiate this issue with BART. The 
whole reason for this agreement is because Muni can't handle the extra traffic on the 14-Mission 
line. 

Director Burns respectfully disagreed with Mr. Planthold' s comments. Mr. Burns has been 
working on this issue since he arrived at Muni. BART doesn't want this agreement and the only 
thing that keeps them at the table is political pressure from the San Francisco BART board 
members. BART has no arrangement like this with other counties and they feel that they are losing 
money. BART fare gates are at capacity and can't accommodate another fare media. Muni has 
talked to BART about using the swing gates but BART has refused due to concerns about fraud 
and lack of accountability. Muni has been clear about it's position with the community but people 
don't like the answer they are hearing. Muni has concluded that when Translink is fully 
implemented, there will be an opportunity to relook at this issue and hopefully overcome BART's 
technology hurdle. 



Chairman Flynn concurred with Director Bums' statements. BART knows Muni can't handle the 
traffic and they are tough to negotiate with. 

Director Casey asked that the item be deferred until Mr. Burns could meet with Mr. Planthold. 
Director Burns is happy to meet with Mr. Planthold although the issues will remain the same and 
he doesn't expect any change within the next 30 days. 

The item was continued to the next meeting. 

(10.9) Authorizing the Director to execute an agreement with BART and other transit operators 
in the region to continue the BART Plus Ticket Program through December 31, 2005, and to 
provide for the sharing of revenues from BART Plus ticket sales among the program participants. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (MUNI) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Edward Mason is a BART plus user. He wondered if BART plus will be incorporated into the 
Translink plan in the future. He added that the fare was increasing yet he hadn't seen any 
documentation about the need for the increase. 

Director Burns replied that the BART plus program is expected to disappear when Translink is 
fully implemented. 

RESOLUTION 03-194 

On motion to approve Item 10.9: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

(10.10) Approving the establishment of a Capital Program and Emergency Fund Reserve. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 03-195 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the consent calendar (Items 10.8 and 10.9 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

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MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 



1 1 . Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No.l to CS-132, Quality Assurance and 
Construction Management Services, to change the legal name of the consultant from Sverdrup 
Civil, Inc., to Jacob Civil, Inc., and implementing an Apprenticeship Program for the Third Street 
1 ight Rail Transit Project for an amount not to exceed $1,756,000 for a total contract amount not 
to exceed $ 1 7,756,000, pending approval by the Board of Supervisors and the Transportation 
Authority. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 

( This item was continued at the request of staff.) 

12. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1204, H. Welton Flynn Motor Coach Facility 
Modifications for Neoplan Buses, to Angotti and Reilly as the lowest responsive and responsible 
bidder, for a total contract amount of $1,770,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-196 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

13. Approving Contract Modification No. 1 1 to Contract No. 309 with ANSALDOBREDA to 
incorporate design changes for components, spare parts and manuals for light rail vehicles; defer 
completion of the video surveillance retrofit; extend the delivery schedule; clarify the definition 
of fleet defect; and settle outstanding claims and delay impact costs. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-196 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

14. Authorizing the Director to accept the findings of the Land Use Study - Kirkland Yard 
Property and to proceed with the preparation of an RFQ/RFP for a condominium housing project; 
authorizing the Director to form a Kirkland Site Development Advisory Committee to support 
Muni in this project; authorizing the Director to seek the financial assistance from the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation to help produce an RFQ/RFP for the 
development process. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and study.) 



Director Bums wants to include the board earlier in the process than usual. Doug Wright has 
been engaged by SFMRIC to analyze potential uses of the property. That report has been 
completed but it's conceptual in nature only. The next steps will be to meet with various 
communities to solicit their comments about the potential re-uses of the sight. The only issue is 
the $25 million obligation that Muni has to the Transportation Authority that is linked to the 
property. That money will repay the TA for Third Street funds. Following the public process, an 
RFP/RFQ will be developed and the board will be asked for authorization to issue the RFP/RFQ. 
Further down the road, the board would be asked to approve the selection of a developer as well 
as approve an Environmental Impact Review/Study. This project is many years away but is part 
of a series of initiatives for Muni to better utilize assets. There have been no decisions made 
other than that the best use for the sight is housing because of the meets critical need for housing 
throughout the city and that Muni must meet their monetary obligation to the Authority. 

Director Burns stated that the board doesn't need to take action on the item, as this is an 
informational item only. The report is a framework for discussion only and will allow for a more 
productive discussion. 

Doug Wright provided an overview of the study. Its purpose was to provide a technical 
evaluation of potential re-uses and includes a review of the surrounding neighborhood. The 
Planning Department is interested in a mixed-use development with a clear orientation for 
housing. The greatest value of the sight is housing for sale rather than rental housing because it 
will realize funds immediately. 

Director Casey is curious to know what the expectation of revenue would be if the affordable 
housing component increases to 24%, 36%, or 48%. Director Burns noted that while the study 
anticipates 12%, the board could change that percent. Director Casey would like to see the 
revenue numbers for increased affordable housing before the RFP is released. 

Director Din would like to see the community process enacted prior to the release of the RFP so 
the board can be ensured that everyone has been involved. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Norman Rolfe noted that there was a glaring omission in the report in that there was no 
consideration given to the increased operating costs. Staff should make sure operating costs are 
covered and any potential income is evaluated against these increased costs. He's not saying the 
project shouldn't be done but it needs to include these costs. The CAC should be kept involved 
in this. 

Monica Mejia, Chinatown Community Development Center, asked for maximum community 
insight. The study shouldn't be accepted until the community has contributed to it. Muni needs 
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David Owen entered a letter on behalf of the Telegraph Hill Dwellers. Supervisor Peskin is 
interested in this development and wants maximum neighborhood input. He added that there is 
some misunderstanding about the release of the RFP. (Director Burns clarified that the RFP was 
not going to be issued at this time.) 

The board took no action on this item. 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 5. Authorizing the Director to enter into negotiations for a new contract for towing, storage and 
disposal services for abandoned and illegally parked vehicles with Auto Return, the top ranked 
proposer, and to enter into with negotiations with San Francisco Towing, the next highest ranked 
proposer should negotiations fail. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

Director Burns responded to items that had previously been raised by the board regarding 
retention of staff, prevailing wages and card check neutrality. Staff followed the selection 
guidelines that were laid out in the RFP. Requiring a card check neutrality program wasn't 
included in the RFP as approved by the board and couldn't be considered during the selection 
process. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Scott Emblidge, Attorney for Auto Return, thanked staff and the selection panel for their hard 
work. Mr. Wicker has a background in bringing people together to form a successful team. Mr. 
Wicker has no experience with towing but the team includes experts who have been towing cars 
for the Automobile Association. This contractor will coordinate an effort among many 
subcontractors to produce the result. 

Director Casey asked if Mr. Emblidge' s team would agree to a card check neutrality program as 
the other team had already agreed to. Mr. Emblidge noted that Auto Return is willing to talk 
about it with the unions but hadn't yet been approached with a proposal. Director Casey asked 
the city attorney for clarification about the issue. Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney stated 
that the city couldn't require a card check neutrality program because it wasn't in the RFP as 
originally approved and it's not required by law. Chairman Flynn noted that the board doesn't 
have the authority to impose anything that was not in the RFP at the time that it was approved. 

Director Casey would like to amend the resolution to include language that would recommend 
that Auto Return agree to a card check neutrality program. DCA Friedlander stated that the 
program could not be required without jeopardizing the entire selection process. Director Casey 
stated that the Board would be seeking a program but that including this program would not be a 
condition or requirement. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 



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Mark Gleason, Teamsters, Local 665, stated that workers have been subjected to an atrocious 
situation that has gotten worse from a consumer service standpoint. Workers were directed by 
their supervisors to remove tools from cars. He has been trying to get the workers organized. 
They do have a letter of intent from SF Towing and have engaged in a preliminary dialogue with 
Auto Return. 

Director Casey moved that the resolution be amended to include language stating that during 
negotiations with Auto Return, that staff seeks to include an agreement from Auto Return that 
they will sign a card check neutrality agreement with the Union. The motion failed with Directors 
Black and Casey voting for the amendment and Directors Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and 
Vaughns opposed. 

Director Casey stated that in the event that Auto Return refused to enter into a card check 
neutrality program, he would have a hard time voting to approve any contract that doesn't 
include a card check neutrality program. 

Director Kasolas asked staff to verify Wren's towing figures. Steve Bell, Contract 
Administrator, stated that they have verified the figures. 

Director Casey asked that the resolution be amended to authorize the Director of Transportation 
to enter into negotiations for a new contract and to seek that Auto Return enter into a card check 
neutrality agreement with the union. 

RESOLUTION 03-198 

On motion to approve as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns 

16. Approving the award of the Management Agreement for the St. Mary's Square Garage and 
the 16 th & Ho ff Garage to Pacific Park Management. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and agreement.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 03-199 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 



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1 7. Authorizing the Director to execute the Amended Management Agreement with Parking 
Concepts/DAJA for the management of the St. Mary's Square Garage and the 16 th & Hoff 
Garage; terminating December 31, 2004, to retroactively cover services performed from October 
1 , 2002 to June 30, 2003 and to reimburse all operating costs on a straight pass-through basis, 
plus a $1 management fee, which will result in increased costs to the City of $35,000 per month 
for a total of $2 1 0,000 for the term of the Modified Management Agreement. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

The board secretary clarified that the term is set to end on December 31, 2003 rather than 2004 as 
originally stated in the resolution. 

RESOLUTION 03-200 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Flynn, Kasolas, and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

18. Approving rate changes at the Portsmouth Square and the St. Mary's Square garages to 
implement a merchant evening validation program between 5:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Helen Kwan, Chinatown TRIP, noted that the current merchant validation program works well 
now. If DPT wants to do something for the Chinatown area, then include all four garages in the 
neighborhood and set the same rate at each garage. 

Nancy Lim-Yee, Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation thinks that a merchant validation 
program offers more opportunity and that a 7-day validation service provides extra spaces, 
especially for visitors. 

Frank Han who serves on the Film Commission, understands that staff was to conduct a complete 
study of this situation. Since the study hasn't been completed he wondered why the item was 
before the board at this time and why it only includes two of the four garages. He thinks staff has 
oversimplified the issue. The plan is pure fantasy, as it won't increase use at any garage. He 
called the proposal ill conceived and self-serving. 

Samuel Kwong is a small business owner in Chinatown, and a board member of the Portsmouth 
Square Parking Corporation. There are four major parking programs including valet, monthly, 
merchant validated, and special events. The current merchant validated program gives 
merchants a 50% discount on the posted rate and customers get two hours of free parking. 
Garage usage is up and merchants are signing up. In addition, a special events program is in 

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place that is day and time specific. Portsmouth Square garage has outperformed many garages 
and the current program is comprehensive and sensitive to the needs of the community. He 
urged the MTA to reject the proposed changes. 

Catherine Yee, Portsmouth Square Board of Directors, stated that directors have spent a lot of 
time to implement professional, well thought out programs that benefit the neighbors. It's a 
difficult balancing act. Year after year, they generate more revenue for the city than any other 
comparable garage. Please don't put in place a program that will be a detriment to residents and 
users and that will adversely affect garage revenues. Don't try to force a hasty discount idea onto 
the garage. 

Peter Ho, Chinatown TRIP, met with DPT a few months ago on this matter but there has been no 
subsequent follow up. The board should reject this item, as it has no additional benefits to 
visitors. The loss of revenue to the garage and the community is coming at the wrong time. The 
garage is well utilized on Friday and Saturday. 

Richard Ow, Chinatown resident, supports the lower rate. Many shop keepers and restaurant 
owners are good friends and their business has been hurt. He asked that the board approve the 
lower rate to increase business. 

Pius Lee, on behalf of the Chinatown Neighborhood Association, supports the proposal to change 
the Portsmouth Square and St. Mary's Square garage rate, as it will help small business to 
increase business in Chinatown. If you approve the proposal there will be plenty of parking and 
it will bring more business and revenue to the city. Garages are half empty after 5 :00 p.m. 

Kin Ho supports the .50-cent reduction in parking garage rates. It wouldn't cause a loss in 
revenue to the city but would generate more revenue. It would provide merchants with more 
freedom to make it available to patrons while keeping their prices competitive. 

Ron Lee, speaking on behalf of Golden Dragon Restaurant, stated that patronage has gotten 
worse since the 1989 earthquake. He supports the reduced parking rate to help merchants. After 
6:00 p.m., the neighborhood isn't what it used to be like. Reduced rates will bring business back 
to Chinatown. 

Grace Lee works in Chinatown and knows that business is bad. She supports this program, as it 
will help small business to improve at night. 

Jenny Yip supports the proposal. She would also like the board to improve daytime parking 
regulation. The current program is for two hours only and she can't give customers a one-hour 
validation. Giving a validation for $2 for 2 hours is too much. She also wondered why there was 
an expiration date. Customers shouldn't be forced to buy $400 worth of stamps at a time. 

Winnie Ng supports the program. People come to Chinatown for the food and they will come 
more often with a reduced rate. The current stamp costs $1 per hour with a 2-hour minimum. 

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Kent Poon represents 17 tenants in the Far East Trade Center who support the proposed program. 
It's difficult to do business in Chinatown and this will help business improve. 

Arnold Chin is concerned with the lack of a community process in this decision. The current 
program is working so this matter should be returned to staff for further study. Only two garages 
are included in the proposal when the other two neighborhood garages should also be involved. 
Every city garage is fairly empty after 6:00 p.m. and cutting the rates will hurt the non-profit 
organization that is running those garages. 

James Yang thinks that most of the restaurants are hurting. He believes that the program gives 
you an incentive to park in the garage. Please give consideration to the proposal. 

Director Din noted that at the community meeting in September there was an agreement to 
perform a study and to come back with program that was acceptable to everyone. Ron Szeto, 
Acting Director, Parking Authority, stated that the plan is almost completed. 

Chairman Flynn asked how the item wound up on the calendar if the program is still being 
worked on. Ron Szeto stated that the item was put on at the request of the community. 

Director Din stated that it is clear that there is a more comprehensive program. This program 
appears to be limited and should be brought back when there is a more comprehensive plan. 

Director Vaughns concurred, adding that there doesn't appear to be any community input or 
outreach for the proposal currently before the board. 

The board tabled the item. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 




Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
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